On this day, exactly 60 years ago, American President John F. Kennedy, also known as JFK or Jack, was assassinated. The story of that family is filled with hard-to-explain tragedies. The Kennedys were a prominent and influential family in American politics for many years. However, their journey was not without its share of heartache and loss.
Jack’s sister Rosemary was left completely immobile much earlier, after a terrible and inhumane lobotomy, two years older Kathleen died when her plane crashed in the French Alps, older brother Joe died in a war plane, their brother Robert was killed in 1968 while campaigning for the presidential election. In the years that will follow, their children will also die. The Kennedys had faced more than enough tragedy to last a lifetime.
The assassination of President Kennedy on November 22nd 1963 shook the nation to its core and remains one of the most significant events in American history. The investigation into his death revealed a conspiracy involving multiple agencies and individuals which led to several other high profile deaths as well.
It is important to remember the sacrifice made by President Kennedy and his family for the country they loved so dearly. Their legacy continues to inspire generations of Americans who look up to them as role models and leaders who stood up for what was right even when it wasn’t easy or popular.