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  • Writer's pictureKeith Chagall

Kennedy Tribute

Updated: Jan 29

According to Keith Chagall....

“It’s hard to believe that the tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy happened 50 years ago. I have often thought about the lasting impact his death has had on our nation’s course of destiny. As an Hispanic American who came to the United States as a small child, it is an interesting and at times a haunting question in terms of social justice and the changes resulting from the travails of Watergate, Vietnam, 911, Iraq, and beyond. I tried to address these issues in 'Sail On, Betsy Ross,' which is my heartfelt homage to JFK, and to the state of America since his presidency. 'Sail On, Betsy Ross' reflects on an iconic president who showed that extraordinary things could be accomplished as a nation when we work together. And the song shines a light on the spirit and resiliency of great American women like Betsy Ross, Jacqueline Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and Diana Nyad - who continue to inspire. The video shares emotional images from the fateful Dallas motorcade on November 22, 1963, the Atlantic crossing of a Pilgrim ship, Betsy Ross sewing the American flag, President and Mrs. Kennedy with Caroline and John Jr., the Washington funeral procession of JFK's casket, the moon landing, and clips up through today's Dream Act Immigration reform."



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