Thursday, January 20, 2011

5OTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INAGURATION OF JOHN. F. KENNEDY

President John F.Kennedy with his wife, Jacqueline, and Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson at inaugural celebration, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC, 1961

Alfred Eisenstaedt: President John F.Kennedy with his wife, Jacqueline, and Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson at inaugural celebration, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC, January 20, 1961


50 years ago, John F. Kennedy began his inaguration speech at 12:51 Friday, 20 January 1961, immediately after taking the presidential oath of office. It included the memorable line:

"Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country"