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assure you that we love our country not for what it was, though it has always been great, not for what it is, though this -- of this we are deeply proud, but what is someday can and through the efforts of us all someday will be. as his campaign song said, he ad high hopes, and so do we. and on we go.
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m m marching on m m glory glory hallelujah m m marching on m m glory glory hallelujah m m glory glory hallelujah m m his truth is marching on m m his truth is marching on m m glory glory hallelujah m m glory glory hallelujah m m his truth is marching on m m in the beauty of the memory m m christ was born m m with the glory in his -- mm m while god is marching on
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but on where we're going and what is possible by your grace beloved become a
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community which celebrates and in the midst ty of our god give p diversity. d in the challenging words may god bless us that answers have so that we may live deep may god bless ts us at anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people so that we may work for for ce freedom and peace all. and may god bless us with tears so we those who suffer may reach out and turn they pain into joy.
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and may god bless us with foolishness to believe that we can make a difference in this world so that we can do together what others claim annot be done. and so in this season of thanksgiving we ask these blessings in the name of one thanksgiving to god for the inspiring and of ageous life and legacy esident john fits gerald kennedy amen. nd amen. ladies and gentlemen, please stand as we retire the colors.
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>> some members of the kennedy family paid their respects on the 509s anniversary. among them was jean kennedy smith, a sister of president yind who was u.s. ambassador to ireland. she was joined by her son and ther family members.
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>> yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the assassination of john f. kennedy. the library ony at and museum in boston. his is about 45 minutes.
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>> a man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea ives on. >> the new frontier of which
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i speak is not a set of promises. it is a set of challenges. it sums up not what i intend to offer the american people, but what i intend to ask of them. it appeals to their pride, not their pocketbooks. it holds out the promise of more sacrifice instead of
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insecurity. i tell you the new frontier is here, whether we think it or not. beyond that frontier, are the uncharted areas of science and space, unsolved problems of peace and war, unconquered pockets of ignorance and prejudice, unanswered questions of poverty and surplus. i believe the times demand new invention, imagination, ecision. i am asking each of you to be pioneers on that new rontier. >> america! america! god shed his grace on thee
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o beautiful for spacious skies for amber waves of grain for purple mountain ajesties above the fruited plain america! america! god shed his grace on thee and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea! o beautiful
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for heroes proved in liberating strife who more than self their country loved nd mercy more than life! america! america! may god thy gold refine till all success be nobleness nd every gain divine!
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>> what kind of peace to i mean? not a pax americana enforced on the world by american weapons of war. not that the peace of the great or the security of the state. i am talking about genuine peace, the kind that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for their children, not merely peace for americans but peace for all men and women, not merely peace in our time, but peace for all time. so let us not be blind to our differences, but let us also direct attention to our common interests and the means by which those things -- those differences can be
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resolved. if we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe or diversity, for in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. we all breathe the same air among we all cherish our children's future, and we are ll mortal. >> children are the world's most valuable resource and its est hope for the future.
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>> we were ring-around-the-rosy children they were circles around the sun never give up, never slow down never grow old never ever die young synchronized with the rising moon even with the evening star they were true love written in stone they were never alone they were never that far part and we who couldn't bear to believe they might make
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it we got to close our eyes cut up our losses into doable doses ration our tears and sighs oh, you could see them on the street on a saturday night everyone used to run them down they're a little too sweet they're a little too tight not enough tough for this town couldn't touch them with a 10-foot pole no, it didn't seem to rattle at all they were glued together body and soul that much more with their backs p against the wall oh, hold them up hold them up
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never do let them fall prey to the dust and the rust and the ruin that names us and claims us and shames us ll i guess it had to happen someday soon wasn't nothing to hold them down they would rise from among us like a big balloon take the sky, forsake the ground oh, yes, other hearts were broken, yeah other dreams ran dry but our golden ones sail on
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sail on to another land eneath another sky let other hearts be broken let other dreams run dry but our golden ones sail on sail on to another land eneath another sky eneath another sky hold them up, hold them up hold them up, hold them up hold them up, hold them up hold them up
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don't let them fall >> our peace corps is not designed as an instrument of diplomacy or propaganda or ideological conflict. it is designed to permit our people to exercise more fully their responsibilities in the great common cause of world development. life in the peace corps will not be easy. men and women will be expected to work and live alongside the nationals of the country in
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which they are stationed, doing the same work, eating the same food, talking the same language. but if the life will not be easy, it will be rich and satisfying, for every young american who participates in the peace corps, who works in a foreign land, will know that he or she is sharing in the great common task of preening to man that decent way of life, which is the foundation of freedom nd a condition of peace. >> above the hills of time the cross is gleaming fair as the sun when night has turned to day
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and from it loves pure light is richly streaming to cleanse the heart and banish sin away to this dear cross the eyes of men are turning, today as in the ages lost to ight for thee, o christ ur hearts are yearning as shipwrecked seamen yearn for morning light the cross, o christ hy wondrous love revealing awakes our hearts s with the light of morn
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and pardon o'er ur sinful spirits stealing tells us that we, in thee have been reborn like echoes to sweet temple bells replying our hearts, o lord make answer to thy love and we will love thee ith a love undying till we are gathered to thy home above
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>> if art is to know the roots of our culture, society must set artists free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. we must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda. it is a form of truth. the highest duty of the writer, the composer, the artist is to remain true to himself and to let the chips fall where they may. in serving his vision of the truth, the artist must serve his nation. i look forward to a great
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future for america, a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth, with our wisdom, its power, with our purpose. i look forward to an america which will reward achievement in the arts as we reward achievement in business or statecraft. and i look forward to an america which commands respect throughout the world, not only for its strength, but for its ivilization as well.
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>> we choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard about because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone him and one which we intend to win. many years ago, the great british explorer george mallory, who was to die on mount everest, was asked what he wanted to climb it. he said because it was there. space is there, and we are going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and
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peace are there. and, therefore, as we set sail, we ask god's blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked.
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>> please join me in a moment of silence in memory of john fitzgerald kennedy, 35th president of the united tates.
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>> well, the sun is surely sinking down but the moon is slowly rising the must be still spinning round so this old world must still be spinning 'round and i still love you so close your eyes. you can close your eyes. it's all right. i don't know no love songs and i can't sing the blues anymore but i can sing this song
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and you can sing this song hen i'm gone it won't be long before another day yeah, we're gonna have good time and no one's going to take that time away you can stay as long as you like so close your eyes you can close your eyes it's all right darlin', i don't know no love songs and i can't sing the blues anymore
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but i can sing this song and you can sing this song when i'm gone >> we are confronted in america with a moral issue. it is as old as the scripture. and it is as clear as the american constitution.
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the heart of the question is whether all americans ought to be afforded equal rights and equal opportunities, whether we are going to treat our fellow americans how we want to be treated. if an american, because his skin is dark, cannot eat lunch in a restaurant open to the public, if he cannot send his children to the best public school available, if he cannot vote for the public officials who will represent him, if, in short, he cannot enjoy the full and free life that all of us want, then who among us would be content to have the color of his skin changed and stand in his place? who among us would then be content with the councils of patience and delay? 100 years have passed since
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president lincoln freed the slaves. yet their heirs, their grandsons are not fully free, they're not fully free from the bonds, they're not yet free from social and economic oppression, and this nation, for all its hopes and all its boast, will not be fully free until all its citizens are ree.
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>> now the trumpet sumance us again. not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need. not as a call to battle though embattled we are. but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle year in and year out rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, a struggle against the common enemies of man. tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself. all this will not be finished in the first 100 days nor will it be finished in the first 1,000 days nor if the life of this administration nor even
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perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. but let us begin. the energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country 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 will do for you, but what together we can do for the reedom of man.
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>> this weekend america history looks back at the assassination of jfk, its aftermath, commemorative events. also, your chance to talk to authors and historians today at 5:00 eastern with dallas 1963 coauthor, and at 5:45, november 22, 1963 author. coverage continues sunday with johnson's address to congress and your questions live with
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his biographer and presidential hist torn. followed at 6:00 p.m. with nbc news coverage of president kennedy's funeral. remembering jfk. on american history tv this weekend on c-span 3. >> today on c-span, "washington journal" live with your calls, tweets and e-mails followed by a discussion on nsa surveillance and intelligence gathering practices. later, a hearing on the impact of digital currencies that allow people to exchange goods and services without real money. next on "washington journal," we will talk about monetary policy as chairman ben bernanke prepares to end his term. followed by a look at
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immigration policy toward immigrants with columbia university professor. we discussed the role of the catholic church with former u.s. ambassador to the holy see and author of the global vatican. "washington journal" is next. >> secretary of state john kerry in geneva this morning in hopes .f securing a deal "wall street journal" reporting this morning. and the executive branch positions. president obama heading to the west coast sunday for several fund-raising efforts to benefit congressional party committees. the white house


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