If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that it’s become so much more than the stories and histories of my family. It truly is about Our “unbounded” Heritage. Meaning, that these posts cover a vast array of enlightening, informative, and unbridled themes and content intended to help us better define who, where, and what we are today as a result of who, where, and what we were across the centuries.
Today’s post, for example, is attributed to a theme or logo that has been metamorphic and ever-expanding in its use since the days of British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. His slogan “Keep Calm and Carry On,” rallied the British people during WWII, and helped him lead his country from the brink of defeat to victory. Yet, if we look further back in time, we find these words written in the Bible’s Book of Isaiah (believed to have been written by the First Isaiah and the prophet for whom the entire work is named) in Chapter 7, verse 4 :
Say to him, ‘Be careful, keep calm and don’t be afraid. Do not lose heart . . . ‘
Bottom line . . . if these words were good enough for these two examples, then they’re definitely good enough to screen print on any number of today’s daily items.
So, here’s the story that dates back to these words use in 1939 in Great Britain: