Then Sen. John F. Kennedy campaigned in San Diego on Nov. 2, 1960.

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What Does John F. Kennedy's Legacy Mean To You?

May 8, 2017

John F. Kennedy spent a scant 16 years on the national stage: from his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1947 to his assassination in Dallas in 1963. His widow, Jacqueline, called it "a brief shining moment." But, even today, that moment still resonates.

Kennedy was born 100 years ago on May 29 in Brookline, Mass. To mark the centennial of his birth, WGBH News is looking to hear from you. Tell us what JFK's legacy means to you. Do you have a particular memory of the Cuban Missile Crisis? Or, an idea of why his memory endures today?

Please record your concise message below, leaving your name and your town. The best answers may wind up on the radio at 89.7.



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