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    AT A COLOURFUL AND MOVING CEREMONY IN WASHINGTON TODAY (TUESDAY) SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL WAS PROCLAIMED AN HONORARY CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES.

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    AT A COLOURFUL AND MOVING CEREMONY IN WASHINGTON TODAY (TUESDAY) SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL WAS PROCLAIMED AN HONORARY CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES.REMARKABLE "LIVE" PICTURES OF HE HISTORIC OCCASION WERE TRANSMITTED BY AMERICA'S COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE RELAY TO MILLIONS OF TELEVISION VIEWERS IN BRITAIN.

    PRESIDENT KENNEDY CONFERRED THE UNPRECEDENTED ACCOLADE ON BRITAIN'S ELDER STATESMAN IN THE ROSE GARDEN JUST OUTSIDE HIS WHIT HOUSE OFFICE.IN HIS PROCLAMATION THE PRESIDENT SAID SIR WINSTON WAS THE MOST HONOURED AND HONOURABLE MAN TO WALK THE STAGE OF HUMAN HISTORY AT THIS TIME.HE ALSO PAID TRIBUTE TO THE VETERAN WAR LEADER'S PERSONAL COURAGE:
    SIR DAVID ORMSBY GORE, THE AMBASSADOR, ACKNOWLEDGED THE TRIBUTE ON BEHALF OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT.THEN PRESIDENT KENNEDY ASKED MR RANDOLPH CHURCHILL, THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER'S SON, TO READ HIS FATHER'S MESSAGE ACCEPTING THE HONOUR:
    (SIR WINSTON AND LADY CHURCHILL WATCHED THE TELEVISION TRANSMISSION AT THEIR LONDON HOME.MR DAVID BRUCE, THE US AMBASSADOR IN LONDON, WILL CALL ON SIR WINSTON TOMORROW TO PRESENT HIM WITH THE CONGRESS PROCLAMATION MAKING HIM AN HONORARY US CITIZEN.HE WILL ALSO PRESENT HIM WITH HIS AMERICAN PASSPORT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1QCHQAB3ORPRDHZLNUW8YWTW7
    Media URN:
    VLVA1QCHQAB3ORPRDHZLNUW8YWTW7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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