Sen. John Danforth Receives Churchill Award

On the 8th of June 2017, Dr. Benjamin Akande, President of Westminster College, presented the Winston Churchill Medal for Leadership to former U.S. Senator and Ambassador to the United Nations Jack Danforth. The presentation was held at an evening dinner event at the Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri. Westminster College is the historic location of Winston Churchill’s famous ‘Iron Curtain’ speech which was given in 1946. The speech is considered the beginning of the ‘Cold War’ between the Soviet Union and the West.

“For peace in the world and for tranquility at home, we must return to fundamental principle. It’s America’s responsibility abroad and purpose at home to hold things together.”

— Excerpt from Sen. John C. Danforth’s acceptance remarks.

You can find Dr. Akande’s letter to Westminster alumni here and you can see Sen. Danforth’s full acceptance remarks here.

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