November 22, 2004

Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You

And so, my fellow americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.
My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
---John F. Kennedy, Inaugural address, January 20, 1961

Source: The Quotations Page of President John F. Kennedy Quotes

America's leadership must be guided by the lights of learning and reason or else those who confuse rhetoric with reality and the plausible with the possible will gain the popular ascendancy with their seemingly swift and simple solutions to every world problem.
---President John F. Kennedy,
Remarks Prepared for Delivery at the Trade Mart in Dallas, November 22, 1963
(Never Delivered)

Source: John Fitzgerald Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Remarks Prepared for Delivery at the Trade Mart in Dallas

This entry is dedicated to the memory of President John F. Kennedy
On Friday, November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot as he rode in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas. At his death, the 35th president was 46 years old and had served less than three years in office. During that short time, Kennedy and his young wife, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, became immensely popular both at home and abroad.
Read more about this Day in History, November 22 on the Library of Congress Web site.

Posted by niganit at November 22, 2004 7:12 PM
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