Heisman Winner 2011

The 2011 Heisman trophy was awarded on December 10, 2011 to Robert Griffin III from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. I took this photo on December 29, 2011 at the intersection of IH-35 and Airport Boulevard in Austin, Texas.

That didn’t take long.

Billboard of Baylor University's Heisman Trophy winner Richard Griffin III
Baylor University (Waco) advertising in Austin



Christmas Truce

In 1914, during the Great War (World War I), an unofficial truce took place on Christmas Day along the Western Front. Some German and British soldiers took it upon themselves to celebrate Christmas by stopping the war, greeting each other, exchanging what small items they had as gifts (cigarettes, chocolate, etc.) and playing a soccer game. Peace broke out in more than one area and in more than one year.

Christmas Star

There is a memorial in Ypres, Belgium commemorating this truce that was lead by the soldiers themselves.

This is my favorite Christmas story.