Thursday, January 20, 2011

"Ask Not What You Can Do For Your Country": 50 years ago

Today marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address. Few inaugural addresses live in memory. Aside from President Kennedy’s words, the only  memorable addresses I can recall are those of Abraham Lincoln.

  In President Kennedy’s speech, the words that remain an inspiration are “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” We have that legendary wordsmith Ted Sorenson to thank for this contribution to our American rhetoric.  


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