Today we sadly remember the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, our nation’s first Catholic president.I was only two years old on that fateful day but will never forget my first real introduction to President Kennedy, in the movie “PT-109” with Cliff Robertson portraying the young Navy combat craft commander in World War II. His was an amazing story of heroism, one that inspired me.
I believe America once again needs heroic leaders who inspire us all to greater achievements. We need leaders who challenge us to ask not what the country can do for you and break this cancerous welfare nanny-state dependency mentality that enslaves the indomitable American spirit.I will never forget growing up in our simple home at 651 Kennesaw Ave NE in Atlanta and the three pictures that hung in the formal sitting room: Jesus, Rev. Dr. King, and President John F. Kennedy.
Those of you who do remember this day, please share your memories with us here, for that is how we maintain a legacy and our history.
And yes, I do believe we can restore Camelot, but it will require honorable Knights of the Roundtable and someone with a servant’s heart and impeccable visionary character as possessed by King Arthur, and exemplified in the short life of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. He was not a perfect man, but a principled American leader.