Friday, November 22, 2013

History Matters

50 years ago today all party labels were stripped from us, as we became one...a nation in shock and mourning. For a few short days we cried, prayed, thought, wrote, discussed, and came together to honor and mourn a young, charismatic leader whose flame burned too bright for too short a time.

President Kennedy said and did many things in his short life that remain with us today. Of course everyone knows the the most famous quote from his inaugural speech, "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country." A most noble idea that I fear has been completely lost in today's morass of politics, parties, infighting, and "me and mine" culture.

I truly believe one of the most important things he ever said was:

and it's damn well time we started doing just that. So on this most somber and important anniversary, little ones, make a vow to seek the right answers, to not seek to fix the blame for the past, and to accept our responsibility for the future. For the betterment of all, and to honor that which was once Camelot.....