Thursday, January 20, 2011

50 years ago today

"So let us begin anew -- remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate....
 "Ask not what America can do for you, but what America can do for the freedom of man....
  "With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own."
- President John F. Kennedy
  January 20, 1961.

2 comments:

KJ said...

Thanks for posting this...

Cathy Hamilton said...

You're welcome. My husband said last night, "It's like listening to Shakespeare."