Friday, November 22, 2013

John F Kennedy -50 Years later

The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men
                                  -John Fitzgerald Kennedy

One of my earliest memories is JFK's portrait hanging in our family/TV room (with palm Sunday fronds) in Somerville, Massachusetts. Having a Catholic Irish President was a "big deal" 50 years. New England Catholics were proud to have one of their own in the White House.

His legacy is without par: civil rights, human rights, NAVY Seals, Peace Corps, Space exploration, National Seashore and so much more...

His family keeps his legacy alive through philanthropy and service to this country. In College I met with Sen Ted Kennedy and interviewed him for our College Newspaper the "OWL". 

Forever, he remains, youthful, optimistic sun-drenched and loving the sea. These are things I really can relate to.

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