John F. Kennedy (JFK) became America’s 35th president in 1961, at age 43.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts May 29, 1917.
John F. Kennedy was awarded the Purple Heart for his service in the south pacific during World War II; while stranded, he used a coconut husk to scratch his PT-109 rescue message and this coconut husk became a paperweight on his Oval Office desk.
The movie PT-109 was based on the sinking of Kennedy’s boat PT-109, in the Solomon Islands.
Kennedy was one of the most beloved people of our time, he listened and understood the needs of all walks of life; he became “one of us”. He and wife Jacqueline had two children John and Caroline.
President John F Kennedy was the target of at least four assassination attempts before Dallas, one about a month after he was elected president, when a retired postal worker with his car loaded with dynamite, followed president-elect Kennedy from Hyannis Port to Georgetown to Palm Beach.
Shortly after the suspect was apprehended, Kennedy told a Secret Service agent “Brother, they could have gotten me in Palm Beach; there is no way to keep anyone from killing me.” A quote from Thurston Clarke’s book “JFK’s Last Hundred Days.”
Two more assassination plots: one in Chicago and one in Tampa, Florida were uncovered in the weeks before President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, which is an embedded memory for many of us from the sixties.
Famous Kennedy Quotes
“And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future”
“You know nothing for sure… except the fact that you know nothing for sure”
“If not us, WHO? If not now… WHEN?”
“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try”
“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names”
“Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal”.
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