Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Year America Saved Russia from Starvation

This holiday season there is a gathering storm of famine. El Nino related drought threatens over ten million with food shortages in Ethiopia.  Millions of war victims are starving in Syria, Iraq, South Sudan and Yemen.

These hunger emergencies demand the world’s attention. We can look to history for inspiration and remember America’s greatest Christmas gift.

It was 1921 in Russia and an AP journalist had just attended a mass in the town of Volsk. As he was leaving the church, the priest rushed after him. He had a message he wanted the reporter to share with America: Please send food and save us from starvation!

See my commentary at the History News Network.