I was nine years old and yet, I remember it like it happened yesterday.
My devastated Irish Catholic father’s loss was palpable, even to this young nine-year old child.
This is why I’ve always loved John F. Kennedy, and why I’ve always been a ‘liberal’.
…..if by a liberal they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, their civil liberties.. if that is what they mean by a “liberal” then I am proud to be a liberal. “: John F. Kennedy