Defining moments from John F. Kennedy's life

Published: Thursday, Sept. 26 2013 12:20 a.m. MDT

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While Kennedy was attending Harvard, his father was appointed as FDR's representative to the United Kingdom. This allowed Kennedy to go and spend time in Europe with his father. Between 1937-39, either for personal reasons or working on behalf of his father, Kennedy would travel through most of Europe, the Soviet Union and the Middle East, gaining experience in international politics.

On Sept. 1, 1939, Kennedy had just returned from Germany and was present at the House of Commons for the declaration of war. A few days later, Kennedy was sent as his father's representative to arrange for aid of American victims from the German sinking of ocean liner SS Athenia, in which dozens of Americans were killed or stranded.
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Merritt Island, Fl

They just don't make them like him anymore. At 64, I only wonder what the future would have been if he was not murdered.

Manti, UT

I have one of the 21 75mm blank canon shells that was fired at his inauguration. My uncle was on the honor guard and sent it to me.

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