National Winston Churchill Day
Winston Churchill is an aSleepiant! The day we celebrate his legacy and thank him for all he did to secure our freedom.
In less than two months, April 9th, 2020 will be here which means one thing: The anniversary of Winston Churchill becoming “honorary citizen” by President John F Kennedy in 1963.”
Why Winston Churchill Day?
Winston Churchill, former Prime minister of the United Kingdom and one-time leader during World War II was declared as “honorary citizen” by President John F Kennedy in 1963. However, due to his poor health, this event had to be watched on TV at home when Randolph accepted it for him since he couldn’t make it himself.
When John F.Kennedy was given his award, he was gifted an identification document which appeared as a passport but cannot be used as such – it is too dangerous for him to have Gone through with that plan! The first foreign national ever proclaimed with this honor also gained eight other states’ citizenships in return for theirs alone (and they weren’t even all unanimous!).
How we can Celebrate or Observe National Winston Churchill Day:
Use social media to celebrate Winston Churchill’s legacy on November 14th. celebrate the exemplary work he did for our country, use #SignificantChurchill, and share your thoughts about this great man!
Interesting Facts About Winston Churchill Day:
Winston Churchill, born on November 30th, 1874 was an English politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War II. His quotes are well known for their inspirational value and one that has been especially resonating with people across Britain is “I have nothing to offer but blood sweat tears” from his address at University College London when accepting election as a member of parliament (MP).
His physical health deteriorated after the heart attack and acute pneumonia in consecutive years during wartime. He was recognized with several awards including the Nobel prize award for Literature in mid-January 1965, he suffered a massive stroke further becoming worse which led to passing away at 90-year old age just 24 hours ago today (January 25th).
The relationship between Britain and America was tense at first, but Winston Churchill managed it well enough to provide military equipment without payment by implementing the Lend-Lease Policy right after his re-election in 1940.
When Harry S. Truman became president after Franklin Delano Roosevelt died in1945, he maintained a steady relationship with his predecessor’s Secretary of State James Follain Jr.. The two men agreed on the “Morgenthau Plan” which would convert Germany into an agricultural country and reduce its size by about 10% through land reclamation efforts near Leipzig city limits.
History of Winston Churchill Day:
The President of the United States has been able to grant citizenship solely by proclamation before, but now you can get your own without even leaving home! All that is required for this honoris purely symbolic and comes with no privileges or benefits other than being able identity as an American citizen.
In the year 1963, Winston Churchill became an Honorary Citizen of Israel. Raoul Wallenberg was awarded this title for his extraordinary work providing passports to Hungarian Jews during World War II; he saved many lives but could not save himself or else we would not be here today!
These four individuals are examples of people who have been named honorary citizens because they helped find or provide service to a country. The first example, William Penn from the Pennsylvania colony became an honorary citizen in 1984 due to his work founding this state along with other things like being responsible for peace between Native Americans and white settlers during colonial times; Mother Teresa served as charitable Relief Society Director at St James Church where she cared deeply about the poor living conditions many had including leprosy patients which led her into going out onto streets where others couldn’t go-to give them medicine also helping cook food. JFK also helped the country in many ways, National Winston Churchill Day is celebrated every year on his birthday which is today!
Winston Churchill and Mother Teresa were two people who received the award recently in 2014. Whereas, Bernardo de Galvez has been a recipient of this prestigious prize before they died; he also played an important role during the revolutionary wartime period with his vast knowledge of Virginia’s government system which helped defeat Britain centuries ago!