President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX on November 22, 1963, putting an abrupt halt to one of the most promising presidencies in American history.
His Administration, later referred to as the Camelot Era, bespoke the spirit of American pride, ambition and know-how in post World War II. His Administration sent the first man to the moon, tackled the nation's thorny civil rights issue, and stood its ground against the Soviet Union and other threats to American sovereignty.
In the half a century since President Kennedy's death, he continues to inspire and instruct people everywhere about the merits of democracy, the value of public service, and the positive spirit of the human condition.
For more information on his legacy, visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston's Columbia Point throughout the year.
Read stories about the Kennedy Family's Irish heritage here.
For year round details on Boston's Irish community, visit IrishBoston.org.