Fifty-seven years after the tragic assassination of President John F Kennedy on November 22, 1963, people took to social media to remember him, mourn his death, and praise the legacy he left behind.
November 22, 1963, was a sad day for the nation as John F Kennedy was assassinated. Fifty-seven years later, people have taken to social media to pay their respects to him on his assassination anniversary. One tweet praising Kennedy read:
"On the 57 anniversary of his assassination, remember John F. Kennedy, the last real president of the United States."
President John F. Kennedy photographed in the Daily News color studio on July 01, 1961 | Photo:Getty Images
The Twitter user's passionate words were accompanied by a photo of an old 1963 anti-JFK bill that was circulated in the same month of his assassination. The bill, which read that Kennedy was wanted for treason, visibly told a story vital to the events of that fateful day.
Another Twitter user who goes by the handle, JamesWagnerTW, wrote that the world changed forever after that tragic event. He added that Kennedy possessed many of the great qualities a leader should have.
Wagner also praised the late former president for bravely tackling issues not because it was easy to do but because it was difficult. He finally hoped that the people would never forget the life that the late leader lived.
A user shared several photos of the late leader in another tweet, solemnly captioning them with a hashtag, #JFK. Many other Twitter users joined in mourning the death of the late John F Kennedy and revisited his life and legacy, which he left behind.
Author Elvin C. Bell wrote that the people should not forget the words of wisdom their late leader penned to them in [a certain] now-forgotten document.
As the remembrance of JFK's assassination comes just days before the country's most distinctive national holiday, Thanksgiving, author Elvin C. Bell put pen to paper to write about the conflicting emotions that would plague the people.
In a recent Fresno Bee article, Bell wrote that many Americans would find their spirits dampened as they take in the anniversary, the year's events, and the Thanksgiving celebrations. He continued:
"The Kennedy I knew would not approve of mourning on Thanksgiving Day. His feelings about [Thanksgiving] were expressed eloquently in a document he wrote…"
According to Bell, the late president wrote this document, Proclamation 3560, a few days before his untimely death. The author also described what JFK said to the American people in that Proclamation.
The late leader reminisced on the origin of Thanksgiving when the forefathers set a day aside for it. Kennedy appealed to Americans to face the many problems they faced as a nation with purpose, resolve, and will.
Bell wrote that the people should not forget the words of wisdom their late leader penned to them in that now-forgotten document. Bell's article came around when James Sullivan, the brother of the late former mayor of Springfield, Williams Sullivan, spoke of JFK as well.
James fondly remembered the late Kennedy for the many good things he did. He said that the man's legacy inspired a lot of young people to get involved in politics. Like James, many others have many kind words and memories to remember JFK by. His legacy lives on as strong as ever.
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