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Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

JFK 50TH ANNIVERSARY: President John F. Kennedy, front, right, exits the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth, at 8:45 a.m., Nov. 22, 1963. He is on his way to greet crowds and make a speech. At right holding hat and wearing raincoat is Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson. He would be assassinated just hours later. Photo: Associated Press

CARA RUBINSKY, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — A website where people can share thoughts about John F. Kennedy’s legacy and stories of how he has inspired them is debuting just ahead of the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

Visitors to the “An Idea Lives On” website will see an interactive video with people such as NASA Commander Chris Cassidy, former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis and Freedom Rider Charles Person talking about Kennedy’s lasting impact on their lives.

EXTRA: Dallas police archives from JFK assassination online

The Kennedy Library Foundation, which is spearheading the project, hopes they will upload their own photos, videos and messages to answer the question “How do the ideals of John F. Kennedy live on in your life today?”

EXTRA: JFK funeral announcement | White House memo on JFK assassination

All submissions will become part of the archives at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston.

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