The Rt. Reverend Robert Wright Stopford, the Lord Bishop of London, layed the cornerstone to?
The Rt. Reverend Robert Wright Stopford, the Lord Bishop of London, layed the cornerstone to the Winston Churchill Memorial and Liberty, at Westminster College, in Fulton, Missouri, on Thursday (6 October)
It was at Westminster College -- 20 years ago -- that Mr. Churchill made his famous "Iron Curtain" speech.
The Churchill Memorial and Liberty will actually be the recreation of London's St. Mary Aldermanbury church, which was badly damaged by Nazi bombers in World War Two. What remained of the church -- actually a shell -- was dismantled and shipped to Westminster College.
The Church is being reconstructed on the very spot where the famous late British Prime Minister delivered his "iron Curtain" speech. It is expected to be completed and dedicated formally early next year -- probably in the spring.
The St. Mary Aldermanbury church was reconstructed once before. Sir Christopher Wren, architect of St. Paul's Cathedral, was commissioned to rebuild the church shortly after it was gutted in the great London fire of 1966.
The President of Westminster College, Dr. Robert L.D. Davidson, said the recreated St. Mary Aldermanbury church will stand as s tribute to Winston Churchill's genius; as a visible testimony to the days when ??? and her people stood alone against the forces of tyranny; as a symbol