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Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: Civil Rights

Things are made to happen

Fifty-four years ago today, on November 22nd, 1963, American President John F. Kennedy was killed as he travelled in his open-car motorcade through Dallas, Texas.

Before he entered politics, he joined the navy.  One night the wooden boat he was in was split in half by a Japanese war ship and the back injury JFK received plagued him for the rest of his life.  But as the leader that night, he had to take care of his men.  He towed one injured sailor, swimming through spilled fuel and waves, to safety.  For this act he received the Purple Heart. Continue reading

John F. Kennedy

My grandma, and all the other ladies in Ireland that I visited when I was young, had two pictures on the dresser.  One of the Pope and one of President John F. Kennedy.  JFK was the epitome of dreams come true for the Irish.  His grandpa scraped together the four pounds he needed to sail across the Atlantic at a time when many of the windows of businesses in the new country held signs that said, “Irish Need Not Apply.”   Continue reading

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