In the darkest, most uncertain, most frightening days of World War II when bombs were falling all over London every night, Prime Minister Winston Churchill was called on to make a speech which would be broadcast to the nation over radio.
Churchill stood up and, in his trademark rumbling, passionate voice, said:
“Never. Never. Never. Never. Never. Never give up!”
Then he sat down. He may have gotten the idea from British poet Martin Tupper who wrote:
Never give up! If adversity presses,
Providence wisely has mingled the cup;
And the best counsel in all your distresses
Is the stout watchword: Never give up!
Friends, neighbors, in these uncertain times, let us inscribe this stout watchword on our souls.
And pass it on.