The day of the funeral of President Kennedy was one of profound sorrow, a day that may have brought some degree of formal closure to a time when hope for a brighter future for America seemed to have been taken away from us.
The dignity & taste with which it was done set a standard which has seldom been equaled.
What he brought to life, is the most important part of his legacy.
“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, and their civil liberties – someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a ‘Liberal,’ then I’m proud to say I’m a ‘Liberal.'”
John F. Kennedy
Televised Funeral of President John F. Kennedy-25 November 1963