“Let the word go forth from this time and place to friend and foe alike that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans.
Let every nation know whether it wishes us well or ill that we shall pay any price – bear any burden meet any hardship – support any friend oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
Now the trumpet summons us again not as a call to bear arms – though embattled we are but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle a struggle against the common enemies of man tyranny – poverty – disease – and war itself.
In the long history of the world only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger i do not shrink from this responsibility i welcome it.
The energy – the faith – the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our county and all who serve it and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
And so my fellow Americans ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country my fellow citizens of the world – ask not what America can do for you – but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
With a good conscience our only sure reward with history the final judge of our deeds let us go forth to lead the land we love – asking his blessing and his help – but knowing that here on earth god’s work must truly be our own.” Excerpts of President Kennedy’s Inaugural speech which are inscribed near his grave at Arlington National Cemetery.
The attached image is of the eternal flame that is lit over the President’s grave.
Please take a moment to consider the power with which the American people have summoned from within themselves to assure liberty for themselves and people across the globe. We are indeed an amazing nation. That is What IS Right With America