Lost in the shadow of VE Day (May 8th) May 9th also marks a momentous time in Churchill’s life, his final visit to America.
56 years ago Lord Moran, Churchill’s doctor, wrote in his journal about Churchill’s trip and how “Winston spoke of Ike [President Dwight D. Eisenhower] as a ‘real friend.'”
A video of the occasion shows Ike greeting Churchill upon his arrival to the States and Churchill addressing a crowd of onlookers. Winston described how he was “most happy once again to step foot in the United States…[his] mothers country.”