November 9, 1960
JFK MAKES 1ST PUBLIC STATEMENT AS PRESIDENT-ELECT
Hyannis Port, Massachusetts (JFK+50) John F. Kennedy made his 1st public statement as President-elect of the United States today at the Armory here in Hyannis.
The President-elect was welcomed by applause from the press corps as he & his family appeared on stage.
After reading the text of a telegram from Vice-President Richard M. Nixon & President Dwight D. Eisenhower, JFK said:
“To all Americans I say that the next 4 years are going to be difficult & challenging years for all of us. The election may have been a close one, but I think that there is general agreement by all of our citizens that a supreme national effort will be needed in the years ahead to move this country safely through the 1960s.
I ask your help in this effort & I can assure you that every degree of mind & spirit that I possess will be devoted to the long-range interests of the United States & the cause of freedom around the world.
So now my wife & I prepare for a new administration & for a new baby.
November 9, 2012
JFK+50 CELEBRATES TWO YEARS
Knoxville, Tennessee (JFK+50) We celebrate our 2nd anniversary today.
JFK+50’s 1st posting was on November 9, 2010. It was 50 years after President-elect John F. Kennedy made his 1st public statement following his election.
In our 1st year, we had 352 postings with 78,000 visitors from 176 countries & 12,175 cities.
After our 2nd year, we have 685 postings with 144,000 visitors from 190 countries & 16,830 cities.
We continue to be gratified by the number of visitors to our blog from so many places in the world & continue to attribute that to the admiration & interest people have in our 35th President.
Thanks to all our visitors.