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JFK MAKES 1ST PUBLIC STATEMENT AS PRESIDENT-ELECT

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.


Thank you.”

 

 

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.

 

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