Distant echo

On the day he was assassinated, 40 years ago, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was on his way to the Dallas Trade Mart to give a speech.
A reporter assigned to cover the event “recalls(link to Opinion Journal)”:http://www.opinionjournal.com/taste/?id=110004330 what Kennedy would have said, in part. bq. “We in this country, in this generation,” he would have said, “are–by destiny rather than by choice–the watchmen on the walls of world freedom. We ask, therefore, that we may be worthy of our power and responsibility–that we may exercise our strength with wisdom and restraint–and that we may achieve in our time and for all time the ancient wisdom of ‘peace on earth, good will toward men.’ That must always be our goal–and the righteousness of our cause must always underlie our strength. For as was written, ‘Except the Lord keep the city, the watchmen waketh but in vain.’ “

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