- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Thanks to The Washington Times for publishing Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s address at the White House Christmas tree lighting on Christmas Eve, 1941 (“Christmastime during war,” Editorial, Thursday).

That evening recently came to mind. I was 10 years old, and my mother and I were out in the snow, in our front yard, trimming our pine tree with blue lights. The war had just begun, and we wanted to hear the tree lighting ceremony, so we placed a tabletop radio on the front porch, and strung extension cords into the house to the electrical outlet. We were cold but thrilled as President Roosevelt turned the microphone over to the surprise visitor, Churchill. I have been wondering what Churchill said that evening, and now my question is answered.


College Park, Md.

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