JFK+50: Volume 5, No. 1767JFK'S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN ENDS IN BOSTON
Boston, Massachusetts (JFK+50) Fifty-five years ago today, November 7, 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy ended his campaign for the office of President of the United States here in Boston. He spoke at the Boston Garden and Faneuil Hall.
The soon-to-be president-elect said...
"On (the next President's) shoulders will rest burdens heavier than (those) of any President's since...Lincoln.
War and peace, the progress of the country, the security of the people, the education of our children, jobs, the development of...resources--the symbolic feeling of a nation, the image the nation presents to the world, its' power, prestige and direction--all...will come to rest on the President of the United States."
Later, at historic Faneuil Hall*, JFK said:
"This old hall reminds us of how far we've been...& what we must do in the future. This painting behind me is of the first Thanksgiving. (The Plymouth Colony) had a long, hard experience. Many...died and yet the first harvest came in and they gave thanks.
It reminds us of what our people have been willing to do in order to build our society."
*Faneuil Hall, completed in 1742, became known as the "Cradle of Liberty" during the American Revolution as Samuel Adams and James Otis spoke here.
The hall, named for merchant Peter Faneuil, was built by John Smibert.
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