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Saluting JFK

Video honors president's legacy

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JFK video

The Postal Service has released a video that shows highlights from the recent John Fitzgerald Kennedy stamp dedication in Boston.

“President Kennedy’s ideal of public service was expansive. He believed strongly that the opportunity to serve and participate in our society should be readily available to every American,” PMG Megan J. Brennan says in the video. “He dignified and gave voice to the pride of serving the nation that every postal employee feels.”

The 1-minute, 20-second video also features remarks from U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, President Kennedy’s great nephew, and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, both of Massachusetts.

“To my great uncle, government wasn’t some faceless, shapeless machine. It was human. That made it vulnerable, imperfect, deeply flawed and endlessly and exceptionally resilient,” Rep. Kennedy says.

The stamp is a fitting tribute to President Kennedy’s legacy, Markey adds.

Quoting Kennedy, Markey says, “I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we too will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.”

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