And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country.”- John F. Kennedy
JFK was one of the most loved presidents of all time and the youngest ever elected. But despite his young age, he was of the same ilk as older presidential greats, Lincoln and Washington. Just like all Kennedy’s, JFK was a family man. Although happiness and calmness seemed natural, he was equally surrounded by conspiracy, turmoil, and tragedy.
JFK served his presidency at the height of the Cold War. He was heavily involved with the Cuban Missile, and Berlin Crises from 1961 to 1962. And in early ‘62, he reluctantly restarted Nuclear Missile testing. But the president’s turmoil wasn’t simply limited to work. JFK was reportedly involved with a number of women during his marriage, including the well-known tryst with Marilyn Monroe.
Controversially, JFK claimed knowledge of UFO’s, extraterrestrials and cover-ups. A secret memo shows he demanded UFO files just 10 days before he was assassinated. Some theorists suggest this was the catalyst for his assassination. It is also suggested Marilyn Monroe was murdered after threatening to blow the whistle on similar information shared by Kennedy.
Tragedy followed JFK, as it did the entire Kennedy Family - often known as The Kennedy Curse. But it was November 22nd, 1963 when John F. Kennedy faced his own tragic end at the hands of Lee Harvey Oswald.
Aliens, infidelity, nuclear threats, and murder; JFK’s life makes for a blockbuster of a story. But of course, we’ll never forget his incredible accomplishments, negotiating the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty, softening Cold War tensions, and initiating the Alliance for Progress.
And of course, he gifted us one of the most memorable speeches in presidential history. And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your memory can do to immortalize JFK – ask what this solid silver bust can do to preserve his intriguing story and legacy.
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