JFK born one hundred years ago today. He was elected president a couple weeks before I was born so I have no real memory of the man while he was alive. I do remember a little of when he was assassinated but only a few memories of that- I knew something bad had happened but did I understand it? Not fully at age three.
I got this t-shirt while in Dallas at a store near the Dealey Plaza. I know a lot of folks view him as a great president but I think he has to be given a mostly ‘incomplete’ grade- had he lived he most likely would have won re-election in 1964. Had he served eight full years instead of under three we’d have a better take on him as POTUS. He was only 46 when assassinated, he will be forever young.