Sunday, June 9, 2013

“And We Are All Mortal…..” June 10, American University

 “And We Are All Mortal…..” 

June 10, American University

JFK Assassination Researchers Will Commemorate 50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 Commemoration Speech at American University Calling for an End to the Nuclear Arms Race and the Cold War

(Washington, DC) The Coalition on Political Assassinations, national network of forensic, medical and ballistics experts, academics, authors and independent researchers will hold our annual commemoration on June 10 at 12:30 pm, including a reading of parts of his commemoration speech given that day at American University. We will gather at the plaque that memorializes the speech at the south end of Reeves Athletic Field, west of the Media Production Center (radio tower). American University, 4800 Nebraska Ave. NW in Washington. DC. See the campus map at

This critical and seminal speech, given 50 years ago, and written with Kennedy by Theodore Sorenson, put him at odds with the Cold War Pentagon and intelligence agencies who did not want to move towards detente and disarmament or lasting peace. Kennedy had enraged members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis by his refusal to escalate to full-scale nuclear attack on the Soviet Union and China. In our view, this speech was a factor in the events that led to his assassination in November of 1963 in Dallas, Texas.

COPA has held annual commemorations of this speech for over a decade at the site. A luncheon will follow for researchers.

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