Wendell L. Willkie Notification Ceremony, Elwood, Indiana, U.S.A., August 17, 1940. Republican Party presidential candidate W
Wendell L. Willkie Notification Ceremony, Elwood, Indiana, U.S.A., August 17, 1940. Republican Party presidential candidate W
Wendell L. Willkie Notification Ceremony, Elwood, Indiana, U.S.A., August 17, 1940. Republican Party presidential candidate Wendell L. Willkie is officially notified of his nomination in his hometown

GSTAAD-I was 13 years old when America engaged in the most consequential presidential election of my lifetime.

The year was 1940. For months, the shadow of Adolph Hitler had grown across Europe, toppling free countries, enslaving free people, and sending Jews to die in camps. By the time the U.S. election began, only Great Britain stood between Nazi Germany and a Europe with swastikas flying over every state capital.

To survive, Britain desperately needed America’s help. It needed our tanks, our planes, and our military supplies to fight Germany on land, air, and sea. …

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Stanley A. Weiss is a business leader and founder of Business Executives for National Security (BENS).

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