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JFK - The Homecoming 50th Anniversary
25 April 2013
In June 1963, President of the United States of America, John F. Kennedy, global inspirational leader, returned to the nation of his forebears and his ancestral home in New Ross, Co Wexford and ignited the spirit of a nation. The summer of 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of this visit. The JFK 50 promises a series of highlight events to celebrate this momentous occasion in Irish American History.
The JFK 50 events include:
- recall the JFK homecoming and how he captivated the spirit a nation
- bring home The Gathering Torch from Arlington Cemetery, USA
- honour John F. Kennedy’s memory and his inspirational leadership
- create a sense of place for visitors to the Kennedy Homestead and lineage in Dunganstown
- reignite the potential of Ireland’s global reach through its Diaspora
- remember and mark the tragedy of his untimely death in November 1963
- and create a tangible legacy of the 1963 visit for a global audience.
The Cedar Lodge Hotel, Wexford has a special package for the duration of these celebrations available.
Why not come home and visit Wexford during 2013 and join in the Homecoming Celebrations and be part of the 50th Anniversary of the visit to New Ross of President John F. Kennedy.
The Homecoming Celebrations have already commenced and will continue throughout 2013, with the main events planned for 29th May – 4th July 2013.
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