Missouri college recalls Winston Churchill's 1946 visit

FULTON, Mo. | Westminster College has spent the weekend remembering Winston Churchill's 1946 visit and his famous "Iron Curtain" speech.

British ambassador Nigel Sheinwald says the world has changed significantly since the former British prime minister used his trip to the mid-Missouri school to warn of the Soviet Union's attempts to spread communism.

Sheinwald says what hasn't changed is the strong alliance between the United States and the United Kingdom.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reported Sunday that Sheinwald spoke Saturday from behind the same podium Churchill used 65 years ago.

Guests attending the anniversary weekend included a Westminster graduate who escorted Churchill to that very podium.

Churchill author Max Hastings was speaking too.