Today marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

In the spirit of remembering this historic event and honoring Kennedy, here are two lists: a list of his most defining life moments, and a list of the greatest speeches in American history, of which Kennedy has speeches sprinkled liberally throughout, six in the top 50 and two in the top 10.

Click here to see the most defining moments in Kennedy's life.

Click here to see which of Kennedy's speeches are among the best in American history.

Freeman Stevenson is a Snow College grad and a writer for the Opinion section and Brandview. Email Freeman at