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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.