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“The Reverend Cyril W. Spiegelhoff of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee leads a group of kneeling American soldiers armed with rifles in prayer, Cologne, Germany, April 1945. This was the first mass service in Cologne cathedral since it was heavily bombed by Allies on March 2nd.

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ~ Lewis Carroll