May 8, 1945: Victory in Europe

It was a nation and race dwelling all round the globe that had the lion heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.

Winston Churchill

 

 

Churchill in Parliament did not forget to Whom thanks were due seventy-four years ago:

 

I recollect well at the end of the last war, more than a quarter of a century ago, that the House, when it heard the long list of the surrender terms, the armistice terms, which had been imposed upon the Germans, did not feel inclined for debate or business, but desired to offer thanks to Almighty God, to the Great Power which seems to shape and design the fortunes of nations and the destiny of man; and I therefore beg, Sir, with your permission to move:

That this House do now attend at the Church of St. Margaret, Westminster, to give humble and reverent thanks to Almighty God for our deliverance from the threat of German domination.

This is the identical Motion which was moved in former times.

In time of need, may God send the West another Churchill.

 

 

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