“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is
also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
My son commented on that post: "Who said that and where is my chair?"
This is how I responded:
The quote was by Winston Churchill; two-time Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Great Britain and Northern Ireland). (1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.)
Now sit down.
No one would listen to Churchill when he warned Parliament about Hitler many times after March 1935 when Hitler broke the terms of the Treaty of Versailles.
Parliament sat down and listened when the Nazi army invaded France 10 May 1940. Churchill was made Prime Minister of the United Kingdom the same day.
The lesson was learned too late. Estimates of civilian and military deaths in WWII are 60,000,000 more or less.
My Dad once said that those that fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it. I pray that there is a Churchill out there today.
WWII cost my Dad 6 years of his life. Thank God he survived because if he didn’t, there wouldn’t be a Jr. or the 3rd.
Thanks for listening. Love you lots son.
I am "the Jr." and he is "the 3rd." - and he has two wonderful children.