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President Kennedy Questioned on Churchill Statue

May 8, 1963 - President Kennedy was asked at his news conference today if he favored erecting a statue of Sir Winston Churchill in the United States. Mr. Kennedy said he thought honorary citizenship, already conferred on Sir Winston, was an adequate gesture. His questioner, Mrs. May Craig (left), persisted. The British have a statue of Franklin D. Roosevelt, she said, and the British are always “laying little tributes and wreaths” at the former President’s statue. She said she thought the United States ought to have a statue of Sir Winston. Mr. Kennedy was not to be forced. Sir Winston, he replied, “is still very much with us, and I think we ought to lay our wreath at his feet.”


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