Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) On July 5, 1963, President John F. Kennedy spoke to the American people on his return from Europe.
The President said...
"I think every American has reason to be proud of this Nation's reputation and standing in Europe. This trip was a moving experience. I saw the expressions of hope and confidence on the faces of West Berliners 100 miles from the Iron Curtain*. I heard expressions of confidence in the United States from leaders of Germany and England, Italy and Ireland."
In addition to saying that he was glad to be home, JFK concluded his remarks with these words...
"I found a deep conviction in our common goals, the unity of the West, the freedom of man, the necessity of peace."
*Iron Curtain is the name for the boundary dividing Europe into separate areas, Free & Communist, from the end of WWII in 1945 until the end of the Cold War in 1991. The countries West of the IC were allied with the USA while those East of the IC were allied with the Soviet Union.
"President Kennedy's Message to the American People After Returning From Europe", July 5, 1963, www.youtube.com/