Joe Kennedy on JFK’s legacy

Joe Kennedy on JFK’s legacy

During a ceremony marking what would have been President John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday, Congressman Joe Kennedy III spoke at his great uncle’s birthplace in Brookline yesterday. Here’s a transcript of his prepared remarks…

Thank you Professor Logevall for that kind introduction, and for your elegant description of my great-uncle’s work.

To the National Parks Service, the Town of Brookline and the countless dear friends gathered in the audience today, thank you for this thoughtful, poignant tribute.

It is hard to express how meaningful it is, so suffice it to say: my family and I are deeply grateful.

This street is particularly familiar to me. My wife and I brought our daughter Ellie home right around the corner, to the first house we