Presentation by Congressman Richard E. Neal
John F. Kennedy’s presidency has continued to inspire generations of individuals run for office – most notably because of his idealism. He saw the potential for progress and initiated programs such as the Space Program, the Alliance for Progress, and the Peace Corps. He knew the importance of Civil Rights freedoms and the benefits of Medicare coverage. He broke one of the great religious barriers by becoming the first Catholic president. These are just a few of the reasons why JFK is still relevant in our society. His dedication to the common good was unwavering and his influence unparalleled.
Free with museum admission!
Reception to follow in the Wood Museum of Springfield History.