May 10th is a good day to remind our children that sometimes you have to stand alone. Sometimes you will be criticized, even when you are right. And sometimes doing the right thing takes courage.
Sir Winston Churchill endured almost constant ridicule as he warned the British people of the dangers they faced from Nazi Germany.
It appeared Churchill's political career was over, until it became clear he had been right all along.
Then, on May 10, 1930, King George VI asked him to serve as British Prime Minister.
Sir Winston Churchill was an unlikely hero, but he prepared himself, and he was able to rally a sleeping world to resist Hitler’s evil conquest.
He warns us to prepare too: "…To every man there comes…that special moment when he will be figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a special thing unique unto him. What a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for that work which could have been his finest hour.”
This is our time. You and I are living our brief moment in history.
If this is to be our finest hour, we must give our best for those who will follow us.
Our unique sphere of influence starts with ourselves and our children. And if we are true, our efforts will preserve the great legacy of liberty for those who will follow.