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Photograph of President Truman waving his hat and Winston Churchill flashing his famous “V for Victory” sign from the rear platform of a special Baltimore & Ohio train (evidently en route to Fulton, Missouri for Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech), as the President’s Military Aide, General Harry Vaughan, looks on., 03/04/1946?
Item from Audiovisual Collection. (04/01/1985 -)
Happy Churchill Day! Fifty-one years ago today John F. Kennedy honored Winston Churchill by naming him an Honorary Citizen of the United States of America and making April 9th Winston Churchill day. Churchill was the second person to receive this honor. Here is Churchill with President Truman flashing his signature “V for Victory” sign.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/DUY4 

"i am taught to scream “fire” when
a man grabs my wrists because i
have a bigger chance of getting
help than if i were to yell “rape”,
i am taught to keep my mouth shut
when a boy with bruised knuckles
whistles at me, i am taught long
sleeves in school, to hide my knee’s:
the threshold of my thighs, i am taught
short skirts and to wear cigarette burns
as punishments, i am taught to hold my
tongue in the palms of my brain, i am
taught to shut up, swallow my words,
chew my lipstick, speak when i am told,
i am taught to scream “fire” when a man
grabs my wrists, but he is never taught
“no”"

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"Get excited about the little things. About wearing a new outfit for the first time. About Sunday brunches with your best friends. About the new cute guy in your class. About finding an extra dollar in your pocket. About anything that even remotely makes you happy because as you grow up, passions fade and enthusiasm gets mistaken for foolishness. So don’t let the grey world stop you from shining."

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"I love New York on summer afternoons when everyone’s away. There’s something very sensuous about it - overripe, as if all sorts of funny fruits were going to fall into your hands."