Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas from NORAD

Ever wonder why NORAD started it's annual tradition of reporting on Santa's progress?

"The North American Aerospace Defense Command has been telling anxious children about Santa's whereabouts every year since 1955. That was the year a Colorado Springs newspaper ad invited kids to call Santa on a hotline, but the number had a typo, and dozens of kids wound up talking to the Continental Aerospace Defense Command, NORAD's predecessor.

The officers on duty played along and began sharing reports on Santa's progress. It's now a deep-rooted tradition at NORAD, a joint U.S.-Canada command that monitors the North American skies and seas from a control center at Peterson."

USA Today article.

You can see Santa's progress here yourself or below.

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