Always Remember and Never Give In

On October 29, 1941 Sir Winston Churchill gave a speech to the students of the Harrow School. At the time. Great Britain had survived the “Battle of Britain” in 1940 when the nation stood alone against the onslaught of the Nazi Luftwaffe. The US had not entered the war yet but by late October 1941, Hitler was preoccupied with his “Operation Barbarossa” which opened a second front in the East against the Soviet Union. Churchill’s speech is often misquoted and misrepresented. The following was in his closing remarks and not the entire body of the speech. However, on this solemn day, I think the words should echo as loudly as the church bells of the Old North Church to which Paul Revere looked for the signal of “one if by land, two if by sea.”

“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never–in nothing, great or small, large or petty–never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
-Winston Churchill

One Response

  1. We can’t give in, if we do we lose it all. And that just won’t do.

    Glad to see you back on the screen again. Maybe your return is what brought us this relief from heat we are getting. I’ll have to put in a word with Jay about bumpin’ your pay up a little for that trick.

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