As we approach JFK’s birthday, I thought it would be nice to pay tribute, to one of the best presidents, that has ever served our country. I wish I had been alive to witness his great accomplishments. Being a native of Boston, Massachusetts myself and still living here, I am thankful for all the Kennedy’s and what they have done for the state of Massachusetts. Now don’t get me wrong, I know there’s a lot of scandal that goes along with the Kennedy Family as well but this is a positive piece on JFK. Unfortunately, he was taken from us way to soon.
John F. Kennedy a.k.a. Jack, was born May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was a son, brother, husband, father, Civil Rights Activist, U.S. Representative (Congressman and Senator) and our 35th President of the United States. JFK was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas.
Some of JFK’s Famous Quotes
After Kennedy graduated from Harvard University, he joined the U.S. Navy and was assigned to command a patrol torpedo boat, in the South Pacific. Kennedy was injured when a Japanese warship rammed his PT-109 and split the boat in two. Although Kennedy hurt his back he managed to haul a wounded sailor by the strap of his life vest and led the surviving sailors to an island close by. They were rescued six days later. Kennedy earned the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for extremely heroic conduct and a Purple Heart for his injuries that he sustained on that day.
In 1946 Kennedy became the U.S. House of Representative from Boston. He pretty much found that working in Congress was boring. In 1952 he set out to win a seat on the U.S. Senate, which he successfully won. In 1953 Kennedy came to marry Jacqueline Bouvier. The couple had four children. In 1956 a daughter was still-born. Then in 1957 Caroline was born and in 1960 John Jr. came along. After serving eight years in the senate, Kennedy decided to run for the U.S. Presidency. On November 8, 1960 Kennedy defeated Nixon, by a narrow margin, to become the 35th President of the United States of America. Their fourth child was born in August of 1963, they named him Patrick. He was born premature and died two days later.
Kennedy Memories In Photographs
Over the years when listening to Kennedy’s speeches, I can”t help but hang on his every word.
JFK’s Most Memorable Speeches.
Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, on November 22, 1963, in Dallas Texas, as the world watch on in horror and disbelief. Not only was this a day of mourning for America, it was a day of great sadness for the world. Kennedy was considered one of the most popular and beloved presidents, back then and still today.
His Final Moments
Rest In Peace… John F. Kennedy, The 35th President of the United States of America