Posted by: SJS | November 22, 2017

11/22/63 JFK RIP

It was 54 years ago on this day in Dallas that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  Like so many of my generation, the events of that day are frozen in memory and the feelings of overwhelming loss and grief still feel fresh–even after the passage of more than half a century.  Over the course of that tragic November Friday in 1963, the world became a darker, more severe place.  By the time I went to bed that night, I felt like a twelve year old boy on the verge of turning forty.

I was pleased to find this quote from JFK and I knew instantly that his words rang true for my father.  Like Kennedy, my father deeply treasured his Navy experience and felt a special bond with all his fellow PT veterans–especially those who had seen action in the Mediterranean and the South Pacific.

On this day of special remembrance, we honor the legacy of President Kennedy and we salute his valiant service in the Mosquito Fleet of the US Navy.


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