Friday, June 6, 2008
Located on the grounds of the ambassador's residence and adjacent to the Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a statue to one of Britain's most-famed modern leaders, Sir Winston Churchill. According to a plaque at the foot of the statue:
"This statue, by William McVey, was erected in 1966 by public subscription, on the initiative of the English Speaking Union. One foot stands on United States soil, one on British Embassy grounds: a symbol of Churchill's Anglo-American descent, and of the alliance he did so much to forge, in war and in peace."
P.S. If I've counted correctly and if Blogger is right, this constitutes my 300th post on D.C. Confidential. Phew. That's a lot more than I ever expected I'd do when I started this blog a little over a year ago! Thanks to everyone who visits and makes putting this blog together so worthwhile!
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