A very special connection was made at Christmas in 1955. A young boy called a telephone number that appeared on a local Christmas ad in a local newspaper to see if Santa was on his way.
The great miracle was that the number listed on the ad, what was thought to be a made up number by the ad writer, was actually the highly secure and secret telephone number for NORAD.
The phone was answered by an Air Force Colonel. When he heard the child’s voice he did not hang up, but listened carefully to the child and told him that the United States Air Force would protect Santa and guarantee that he would arrive at the child’s house.
That Colonel would come to be known as Santa Colonel and that Christmas was the beginning of NORAD’s tradition of tracking Santa’s progress around the world as he delivers the special Christmas presents to the children of the world.
Long live that tradition!
Learn more in the video below.
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