Winston Churchill Day
On April 9, 1963, President John F. Kennedy bestowed the honor of Honorary Citizen of the United States to Winston Churchill. Mr. Churchill and his wife were not able to attend the ceremony. A television relay was set up for a personal response, but that attempt for the personal touch failed as well. Mr. Churchill’s son and his grandson were at the ceremony to receive the award in Mr. Churchill’s place.
I am an admired of several of Winston Churchill’s sayings…
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
“We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.”
“Never, never, never give up.”
“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
Written for Reminiscing the Arts: April 9th.