Kennedy- the most Irish of Presidents


President Kennedy in Dublin, 1963

What a sobering reflective week we have had as we remember the pointless and tragic death of President Kennedy. I’m not one for conspiracy theories – I just think Lee Harvey Oswald was a sad, angry person who wanted revenge for all the rejection he had in his life, and took it out on the man who most of all represented all that was hopeful about America in the early sixties – JFK and Jackie, the most glamorous couple of their time.

It also strikes a sad note with Irish people across the world as President Kennedy was undoubtedly the most prominent Irish American ever. A third generation Irish American with a 100% pedigree on both sides – his ancestor, Patrick Kennedy came to America to flee the potato famine years, and so with sadness we mark this milestone.

Peace to you,
Judith

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