Saturday, November 22, 2008

JFK - 45 Years Since That Tragic Day

John F. Kennedy, our 35th president, was assassinated in Dallas, TX, 45 years ago today. Although I was going on 10 years old, I remember that day, as well as, the entire weekend like it was yesterday.

In his inaugural address, Kennedy spoke of the need for all Americans to be active citizens, and famously said, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” He also asked the nations of the world to join together to fight what he called the “common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself.”

May the eternal flame, that glows over his grave at Arlington National Cemetery, brighten our hearts and homes, from sea to shining sea, and light the way for all Americans throughout these dark times.


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