mardi 7 mars 2017

John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963).


 Merci à Bryon pour ce vraiment superbe timbre américain consacré à John Kennedy, le 35ème président des Etats-Unis, assassiné le 22 novembre 1963 à Dallas (Texas). Ce timbre commémore le 100ème anniversaire de sa naissance.


 Thanks Bryon for this superb stamp dedicated to JFK. This stamp commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), 35th president of the United States. Kennedy was the nation’s first Catholic president and, at age 43, the youngest person ever elected to the nation’s highest office. The stamp features a photograph taken by Ted Spiegel of Kennedy campaigning for president in Seattle, Washington, in 1960. Kennedy was known for his charismatic personality and his ability to appeal to the nation’s higher ideals and to inspire young Americans to engage in public service. In his Inaugural Address, he called upon Americans to “ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country.” On November 22, 1963, while riding with his wife Jacqueline in an open car thronged by cheering crowds in Dallas, Texas, Kennedy was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald. His violent and tragic death at age 46 left the nation grief-stricken and was one of the darkest moments in the history of the USA.


 Cette photo , une des plus connues de John Kennedy, a été prise par Ted Spiegel en 1960 à Seattle dans l'état de Washington lors de la campagne présidentielle qui devait l'amener à devenir président des Etats-Unis le 20 janvier 1961.


 Le deuxième timbre commémoratif de cette lettre rend hommage à Dorothy Height (1912-2010), une   militante très impliquée pour les droits civiques des femmes noires.

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