November 22, 2013

Sen. Whitehouse Statement on 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy’s Assassination

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released the statement below regarding the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy:

“50 years ago today, I remember coming home and watching the news on a small black and white TV, and days later sitting on my father’s shoulders to see President Kennedy’s caisson roll by – a black horse with boots backwards in the stirrups frisking behind it.  President Kennedy’s sudden and senseless death was a dark moment in our nation’s history – particularly here in Rhode Island, which he loved dearly and visited frequently.  But his legacy of calling young Americans into the service of this great country shines on through the decades, and his ideals of optimism, courage and equality can guide us still.”


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