Happy Birthday Jack

>> November 25, 2008

Today is President John F. Kennedy's birthday. He would be 91 years old. So, in light of his birthday, I thought I would share some trivia I found on him. Some of it's kind of interesting, especially right now, where his charisma and charm are being reminisced during President-elect Obama's speeches.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
President John F. Kennedy


I think number 8's the best.

  1. Before John F. Kennedy ran for a spot in the House of Representatives, he was a journalist.

  2. Kennedy was the fourth President in U.S. History to be assassinated. He was mourned by the nation as Abraham Lincoln was when Lincoln was shot in 1865.

  3. Kennedy created the Peace Corps.

  4. Kennedy suffered from Addison's disease.

  5. John F. Kennedy was the youngest elected US President.

  6. Kennedy was the first president born in the 20th century

  7. Kennedy was the first Roman Catholic President.

  8. His right leg was 3/4 of an inch longer than his left, so he wore corrective shoes to make up for it.

  9. Kennedy was the first president who had served in the U.S. Navy.

  10. Kennedy was the first President to hold a press conference on television.

I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose. ~ President John F. Kennedy


Ashley November 25, 2008 at 3:37 PM  

I think this one is said quite a lot, but I still like it:
"And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."
-John F. Kennedy
I really like these next two though:
"I'm an idealist without illusions." -John F. Kennedy
"A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on." -John F. Kennedy \

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