Flashback: Southold Town passes resolution in memory of JFK

11/22/2013 5:01 AM |
The front page of the Nov.r 29, 1963 edition of The Suffolk Times.

The front page of the Nov.r 29, 1963 edition of The Suffolk Times.

The following resolution was approved at the Nov. 26, 1963 Southold Town Board meeting. It was published on the cover of that week’s issue of The Suffolk Times:

IN MEMORIAM — JOHN F. KENNEDY

35TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

WHEREAS, the United States of America and the world at large has suffered a tragic loss with the death of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States of America, who was struck down by an assassin’s bullet on November 22, 1963, and

WHEREAS, the burden of great sorrow falls with particular weight upon his wife, his children and his family; and

WHEREAS, the members of the Town Board of the Town of Southold wish to record their conviction that a free society is worth whatever peril it may bring and their determination to use this freedom for the greatest good that God shall enable the to do; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that this Board of the Town of Southold join in paying tribute to the memory of the late President, John F. Kennedy; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the members of the Town Board ask God’s continued blessings and guidance upon the government of this land and upon President Lyndon Johnson; and be it further

RESOLVED, that when the meeting of the Town Board stands adjourned, it be in respectful memory of the late John F. Kennedy, President of the United States; and be it further

RESOLVED,t hat this resolution be spread upon the minutes of this Town Board.

ALBERT W. RICHMOND, TOWN CLERK

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