President Obama Reflects on JFK Legacy, His Own Safety

On 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination, president hails JFK's lasting impact.
3:00 | 11/22/13

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This present -- the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination. Of president Kennedy. You visited his grave this week probably -- thought. Well when you think about the legacy. The Kennedy family obviously. It has been part. All modern American history. And it's been incredible legacy but JFK and in particular I think captured. -- idealism. The ability to imagine. And remake America. To meet its ideals in a way that. We haven't seen before sense you know I think it. Partly because of his youth. Partly be and his grace partly because of his courage and there's history. And World War II. Partly because results. And partly because of the time because there was -- a shift. From. The post World War II generation. Into the future. He really. Move people in a way that. Still resonates with us today and and I don't know. Of anyone. Who has has had that same impact on a generation. And inspired so many people's character -- When we talk about the assassination. Of JFK. You ever worried about your own safety. It's not something I think about. Mainly because we've got a Secret Service that does such an outstanding job every single -- And obviously. -- you know tragedy. Reshaped the Secret Service in many ways. But they do an outstanding job and it's thankfully not something that I spent want to -- about.

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