CHAPTER 471

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION

RELATIVE TO THE DEATH OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL.

WHEREAS, Sir Winston Churchill, one of the greatest figures of our century, passed from this life on January 24, 1965; and

WHEREAS, free men here and throughout the world are indebted to him for monumental work that he achieved in their behalf during a long life devoted to the cause of liberty; and

WHEREAS, his life was a symbol of relentless opposition to tyranny and dictatorship; and

WHEREAS, he was a beloved figure in these United States of America which conferred upon him the status of honorary citizenship in recognition of his contributions to the people of this nation; and

WHEREAS, his gift of language, leadership, courage and devotion to duty above and beyond its normal call was of such magnitude that it is not likely to be duplicated again in our time; and

WHEREAS, the death of this remarkable man of genius has left a void in our midst that we in Delaware, in conjunction with freedom loving men throughout the world, feel with profound sorrow;

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the 123rd General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the House of Representatives concurring therein that the sadness of this occasion is hereby publicly proclaimed along with the gratitude that is felt by all of us individually for the noble and outstanding service which Sir Winston Churchill unselfishly rendered in our behalf; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Lady Clementine Churchill along with the admiration of the Delaware General Assembly for her lifelong companionship which unquestionably contributed to his unparalleled greatness.

Approved January 29, 1965.