John F. Kennedy Birthday

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts. His life ended tragically with an assassin’s bullet in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. At age forty-three, he was the youngest man to be elected president of the United States. At the end of a presidential “stump” speech on September 8, 1960, in California, then Senator John F. Kennedy called the nation to treat others with compassion. He said, “I am here to ask such an effort of you—and to remind you of the biblical injunction” that he then quoted from Deuteronomy 15:7 and 8: “Thou shalt not harden thy heart, nor shut thy hand, from thy needy brother; but thou shalt surely open thy hand unto him.”

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