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Congress to honor 'the best friend America ever had

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Next week, the U.S. Congress will dedicate a bust of Winston Churchill at the U.S. Capitol. The bust is being placed pursuant to H. Res. 497, a measure authored by Speaker John Boehner and passed by the House shortly before the 70th anniversary of Churchill's wartime address before a Joint Session of Congress on December 26, 1941.

“Placing a bust of Churchill in the Capitol is a fitting recognition of his service to the cause of freedom and his friendship to the United States,” Boehner said at the time. “Next month, we will come together to salute this great statesman and honor his legacy of persistence, determination, and resolve.”

In advance of that dedication ceremony, the Speaker's office has released this sneak preview of the event:

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