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Keep Calm and Drink On: Celebrating Winston Churchill Day

April 9, 2012

Winston Churchill at wedding of Air Marshall Sir Hugh Trenchard to the Hon. Mrs Boyle. July 1920.

Sir Winston Churchill in 1963 with a special passport: He was made an honorary U.S. citizen. Inside the new passport is the ” Citizen Churchill” proclamation signed by President Kennedy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wall Street Journal‘s aptly named Speakeasy section has this entertaining piece about April 9th, Winston Churchill Day, and the story behind that “Keep Calm and Carry On” WWII poster:

Monday, April 9, is Winston Churchill Day, the day that commemorates Sir Winston’s being named an honorary U.S. citizen. Raise a glass to the memory of the man who remained calm, decent, and, yes, heroic, as he “carried on” — even as bombs exploded around him and Nazi invasion seemed imminent. If he, and the British people, could “Keep Calm and Carry On” during the darkest days of World War II, surely today we can weather whatever gathering storms we face.

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