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50 years ago, on January 20th, 1961, John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States and he delivered his famous Inauguration Speech encouraging Americans to: "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country". Kennedy'S 1961, American Presidents, John Kennedy, John F Kennedy, Kennedy Inauguration, Kennedy 1961, Presidents Kennedy, Blog, Presidents John
President John F. Kennedy inauguration, 1961 President Dwight Eisenhower and President-elect John F. Kennedy ride together to Kennedy's inauguration at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Though Kennedy's inaugural speech was short, clocking in at only 14 minutes, it's still considered by many historians as one of the best in history.
U.S. A view of President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural parade. Washingotn D. C., 1961 // Yale Joel
"all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. we are tied to the ocean. and when we go back to the sea -- whether it is to sail it or to watch it -- we are going back from whence we came."