energy and daring.

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We remember the life and lasting legacy of Robert F. Kennedy
and his commitment to a more just and peaceful world with his words:
“Each time a man stands up for an ideal… he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope,
and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring,
those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest wall of oppression and resistance.”
November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
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  1. Robert F. Kennedy’s speech announcing the death of Dr. Martin Luther King to the city of Indianapolis remains for me, one of the greatest speeches of all times.

    “What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence and lawlessness, but is love, and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or whether they be black.”—Robert F. Kennedy, April 4, 1968

    63 days after Robert Kennedy stood on a flatbed truck to deliver his speech, he was assassinated.

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  2. I went and saw his and JFK’s grave a couple of years ago in Arlington on Memorial Day. It was one of those moments of your life, you know. Just standing there taking it in, realizing the sacrafice they made for the country. I was able to place a rose on JFK’s grave. What an experience for me.

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  3. The day RFK was killed was a very bad day. I remember it well. I think he would’ve become President. Instead, we got Nixon, which was the first time I truly felt the enemy was in the White House. I often wonder where we’d be if Bobby had made it.

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  4. We are at a place in politics where we denounce EVERY SINGLE ASPECT of an opposing point of view – when the point of real leadership is to have a strong belief in leading our nation as a whole, with all of the differences we have…RFK was a leader – who also cared about everyone, not just his fans…thanks for sharing this

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  5. That picture was like a time machine. It sent me back to a time in 1960 when Bobby was helping with JFK’s campaign. I was in high school, working at a Howard Johnson’s restaurant. Does anyone even remember HoJo’s these days? I got to wait on Bobby when he and some others stopped for lunch at the soda fountain. My claim to fame… 😉

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