Posted by: Jacqui Murray | June 4, 2014

Wednesday Hero: Sir Nicholas George Winton

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Sir Nicholas George WintonSir Nicholas George Winton
104 years old from Hampstead, London

Wednesday Hero was started to honor the men and women of the United States military, but this week we’re doing something a little different. Sir Nicholas George Winton is a British humanitarian who will turn 105 this May. On the eve of WWII, Winston was instrumental in the rescue of 669 children, mostly Jewish, from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. Sadly, many of the children he saved lost their parents in concentration camps.You can read more about Sir Nicholas Winston here

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero.
Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. For more information about Wednesday Hero, or if you would like to post it on your site, you can go here.

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  1. A hero is a hero, no matter where he was born.

    • I love how the Wednesday Hero group understands that. This isn’t the first time they’ve given a shout out to a non-American.


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