Winant continued to serve as ambassador through the end of the war. In a sign of how close he had become with Churchill, Winant was among the small group invited to join the Churchill family for a farewell dinner at Chequers following the prime minister’s defeat in the 1945 general election. In 1947 Winant became only the second—and last—American citizen (after General Eisenhower) to be made an honorary member of the British Order of Merit. After Winant died, a memorial service was held for him at Westminster Abbey with Churchill in attendance.
The new memorial will feature a statue of Winant in a plaza before the New Hampshire State Library, inviting passers-by to join him. The statue is the work of Missouri artist Brett Grill, who also created the statue of President Gerald R. Ford that now stands in the Rotunda of the US Capitol Building. For more information about the project, please CLICK HERE.
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