Alliance Mayor to host special JFK event

North Down Alliance Mayor Andrew Muir will mark the 50th anniversary of President John F Kennedy’s assassination later this week, with a special event in Bangor Town Hall.

Mr Muir will welcome a small group of people to an informal night watching and listening to previous speeches made by the 35TH President before his tragic death.

Councillor Andrew Muir said: “JFK was an inspirational leader and in the short time he was President he showed strong, independent leadership, tackling major foreign policy issues and paving the way for American civil rights legislation.

“With his Presidency cut tragically short we will never know what other significant changes JFK could have brought to America. 50 years on, and still with no clear explanation for what happened that day in Dallas, it is important we remember the influential man whose legacy is motivating and influencing a new generation.

“I have always found inspiration in the words of JFK which is why I felt it was important to acknowledge this anniversary. I am looking forward to sharing my favourite speeches and talking about his legacy at a special event in Bangor Town Hall on Friday night.”

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