Here’s a confession: I love these anniversaries. WWI. D-Day and other notable days of WWII. Recognizing them is healthy — and you can always count on the writers at good conservative websites to make note of them. Here is Bruce Walker at American Thinker:
Today, June 4, 2015, marks the 75th anniversary of one of greatest speeches in the English language. Churchill, facing the certain defeat of France and a desperate escape by the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk, gave the English-speaking world a remarkable declaration of moral purpose and political intention, the second and most vital of his three famous wartime addresses.
It is hard for us today to imagine just how weak Britain was on June 4, 1940.
Walker writes this about Winston Churchill and Ronald Reagan:
These great men also knew that they were in a war (even before September 1939, Churchill grasped that vital fact) and that only victory or defeat was possible in the long run. We have around the world brave leaders in Israel and Egypt and Britain and Jordan and Canada and Saudi Arabia who could be great allies in a war to defeat those whose purpose in life is our defeat. We have the brave men in uniform who have joined and would join effectively in any such crusade. What we lack, of course, is a Churchill or a Reagan. What we lack is a leader who can tell us that we ought to win this global war and that we will.
But despair is poor counsel. Seventy-five years ago, still new in office, Churchill showed a backbone that no British leader had before. That was enough.
Read Bruce Walker’s entire article here.
Another excellent article about this anniversary is posted at Breitbart.com, written by Jarrett Stepman. Here is the link — via its title (with introductory language below it):
‘We Shall Fight on the Beaches’: Winston Churchill Rallies the British Lion to Fight Against Nazi Tyranny
Seventy-five years ago, Prime Minister Winston Churchill stood before Parliament and delivered his “We Shall Fight on the Beaches” speech, arguably the finest oration of his career.