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Winston Churchill Day

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About Winston Churchill Day

When is Winston Churchill Day? This holiday is always celebrated on April 9

Winston Churchill Day, an April 9 holiday, celebrates the day he became an honorary US citizen. On this day in 1963, then-President John F. Kennedy proclaimed Winston Churchill an honorary citizen. Unfortunately, he was not present to receive the proclamation in person. Winston Churchill was deeply moved as he watched the ceremony from his home in England. Only a handful of people have received this honor to date.

What does it take to become an honorary US citizen? You have to have made extraordinary accomplishments or contributions in your life. And, then a law must be drafted and voted upon by the U.S. Senate.

There are only 8 Honorary U.S. citizens. They are:

  1. Winston Churchill
  2. Bernardo de Galvez
  3. Marquis de Lafayette
  4. William Penn
  5. Hannah Penn
  6. Casimir Pulaski
  7. Mother Teresa
  8. Raoul Wallenberg

How to Celebrate Winston Churchill Day

Here are a few ideas on how to celebrate this holiday:

  • Learn more about this historic figure.
  • Learn more about World War II.
  • Watch a WWII movie that includes Churchill.
  • Learn more about the 8 Honorary U.S. Citizens.

Today's Quote

“War does not determine who is right…. only who is left. – – Winston Churchill

Bonus Winston Churchill Quote: “You have enemies? Good. That means you have stood up for something sometime in your life.”

History and Origin of Winston Churchill Day

A tremendous amount of information is written about World War II. Countless movies about it exist. The information includes just about everything to be said about Winston Churchill, Britain’s illustrious leader during the war years.

We do know that he was made an honorary U.S. citizen on this day in 1963.

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