Tribute to Sir Winston Churchill

I rise today to pay tribute to Sir Winston Churchill, the former prime minister of Great Britain and one of the greatest leaders history has ever known.
In what can only be called a lifetime of service, Churchill’s contributions to the Commonwealth and to the world are without equal. During the Second World War he led the allied forces in Europe against the tyranny and fascism of Adolph Hitler and his Nazi regime.
When our world was in its darkest hour, Churchill’s leadership was a beacon of hope and freedom. I am reminded of something he once said, “All the greatest things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honour, duty, mercy, hope.”
Sir Winston Churchill himself embodied all of these great things and will forever be a symbol of freedom, democracy and hope.