I was 10 years old, and I still remember watching his speech on our B&W television set.
On this day, Jan. 20, 1961, the youngest man ever elected president delivered his Inaugural Address. JFK stirred the hearts of young and old alike that day with words of patriotism, self-sacrifice, and a warning to America’s foes. In history’s wake, we can question or debate the effectiveness of his administration’s policies, but we cannot doubt the energy and vitality he brought to his office. Or how he saved us from the brink of thermo-nuclear war with Russia.