Friday, August 30, 2013

The Catholic President: John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The public address announcement at Saint Thomas the Apostle School told of the death of President Kennedy early on that Friday of November 22, 1963.

I was in the eighth grade.

Walking home when class was dismissed early, out of respect for the President, I wondered and wandered even as I searched for answers everywhere in my disbelief.

How could anyone kill him, or, anyone for that matter?

But, the President of the United States of America?

He was young, vibrant and articulate.

He was a leader.

For sure.

He inspired me and began the Peace Corp.

He challenged us to put a man on the moon.

He did.

Fifty years ago.

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