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JFK Inauguration 50 Years Ago Today

JFK Inauguration 50 Years Ago Today - As he took the podium to deliver his Inaugural Address fifty years ago today, President Kennedy inspired the nation with stirring words that still resonate in the hearts and minds of Americans fifty years later.

“Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans—born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage—and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this Nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

-- John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address Friday, January 20, 1961.

President Kennedy’s commitment to the promotion of freedom, liberty, and democracy around the world has shaped the foreign policy approaches of Democratic and Republican administrations alike for five decades.


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JFK Inauguration 50 Years Ago Today

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