Sunday, November 11, 1945
November 11, 1945
JFK was in Massachusetts where he addressed the Pishon American Legion Post on Armistice Day. This speech is considered to be one of his earliest recorded speeches in his public career.
The speech was quite long and explained Kennedy’s views on the recent and current political landscaped of England, Ireland (which JFK called Eire), and Germany. It included his assessment concerning Winston Churchill’s election defeat, the growing class resentment of the English worker, the political and economic ties binding Ireland to Great Britain, and the Irish revolutionary Michael Collins.