Wednesday, February 1, 1950
February 1, 1950
JFK spoke at a sports banquet held at Boston College. His speech was somewhat rambling and he reminisced about his experience
watching football, saying the best play he had ever seen was a play by Army footballer Chris Cagle. He went on to judge Clint Frank the best football player.
Toward the end of the speech, Kennedy turned to world affairs,
“These are difficult and dangerous days. The structure of containment in many areas is cracking… If the free world is to survive in this type of trial and trouble, if the line is to be held against the advancing hordes… it will depend on us.”