Top of the Elevenses/Brunch #133&134

Today I was looking through my old textbooks and came across a postcard.  I couldn’t recollect how long I have had it.  I know i used to collect, no since I don’t have many left I should rather say I now keep few interesting postcards.  This one is so apt for these times of upheaval.  I was moved  when I read it and felt I had to share it with you.

It’s a black and white photo of a field, with an area of cobblestones and some wide but low steps leading to a large memorial nestling by deciduous and evergreen trees and it reads:

THIS ACRE OF ENGLISH GROUND WAS GIVEN

TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY

THE PEOPLE OF BRITAIN IN MEMORY OF

  JOHN F. KENNEDY

BORN 29 MAY 1917

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 1961-63

DIED BY AN ASSASSINS HAND 22 NOVEMBER 1963

LET EVERY NATION KNOW WHETHER IT WISHES US WELL OR ILL

THAT WE SHALL PAY ANY PRICE, BEAR ANY BURDEN MEET ANY HARDSHIP

SUPPORT ANY FRIEND OR OPPOSE ANY FOE IN ORDER TO ASSURE

THE SURVIVAL AND SUCCESS OF LIBERTY.    INAUGURAL ADDRESS

 

JOHN F. KENNEDY MEMORIAL, RUNNYMEDE

 

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