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The Memory and Legacy of John F. Kennedy

By Dan B. Fleming Jr. (Vandamere Press)


More than100 people share their memories of Kennedy, some focusing on that November 1963 day when he was shot, others on his significance in their lives. Father Theodore Hesburgh, CSC, Notre Dame’s president emeritus, honors the legacy of a president who “charge[d] up the young people of our nation to get out there and do something.” Tom Scanlon ‘60, who did something by joining the Peace Corps, writes about the group’s “sense of idealism and participation that represented the best of the United States.” And Tom Sherman ‘64, who heard the news of Kennedy’s assassination while a student at Notre Dame, writes about how he discovered during his travels the positive impact Kennedy had had on other parts of the world.