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Kennedy was leader to be thankful for

As America and the world prepares to commemorate today, Nov. 22, 2013, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, I would urge all Mississippians to take a moment of silence and reflect on the importance of his great sacrifice.

President Kennedy was a staunch supporter of equal rights for all people, of Civil Rights for the racially oppressed and he thought the United State government should be a unifying force throughout the world.

When the media attention ceases and moves on to newer stories, let each Mississippian and American continue to remind our children, grandchildren and fellow man how great a leader President Kennedy was and thank God for allowing him to help mold the identity of our nation.


Kelvin E. Butler

District 38 senator