Today, Congressman John D. Dingell (D-MI12) released the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
"Fifty years ago today, a remarkable man was taken from us. The American people tasked President John F. Kennedy with leading this great nation at a time of hopeful uncertainty. We knew that no challenge we faced was too big or too impossible for our country, and were blessed with a President who proudly reminded us of that in both his words and his actions. He challenged the American people to realize that the freedoms granted to us as Americans should make no exceptions for race, color or creed. In that uncertain hope, we found a leader whose dream for our nation was one we could all share--not based in fear or division, but rather the betterment of our country and the advancement of the American people.
"While Kennedy's 1,000 days in office were not enough to realize his vision fully, his words and actions still challenge us as a nation. They call on us to do better and be better. It was an honor to serve with him and help advance his vision in Congress. Congress and the American people should heed his words and ask themselves what they can do for their country, not for themselves."