JFK AT 90
Today marks the 90th birthday of John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States. For anyone over the age of 48, the killing of Kennedy on November 22nd is a seminal moment in our history. We remember where we were, what we were doing and what our circumstances were like when it happened.
The legacy of the Kennedy Presidency is "unfulfilled potential". We wonder what America would have become had he lived. The Kennedy family dwells on JFK's date of birth instead of the day he died to celebrate his accomplishments and life. With Kennedy's medical history, it is doubtful he would have lived to 90. But we don't know that for a fact. So we speculate. It is our only option.
Gone over 40 years, John F. Kennedy still has a hold on my generation. It'll be the same when and if a few us are lucky enough to hit the big 9-0 too. The legacy of JFK, a constant in our lives.