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Reel Number: 250026-08
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1961
TC Begins: 02:55:35
TC Ends: 02:57:49
1961 - President Kennedy: Asks More Money For Defense Space, 25May61 02:55:40 Kennedy enters Joint Session of Congress to standing applause. 02:56:10 LS from balcony. 02:56:19 JFK speaking SOF: “These are extraordinary times. And we face an extraordinary challenge. Our strength as well as our convictions have imposed upon this nation the roll of leader in freedom’s cause. No role in history could be more difficult or more important. We stand for freedom. That is our conviction for ourselves - that is our only commitment to others. No friend, no neutral & no adversary should think otherwise. We are not against any man - or any nation - or any system - except as it is hostile to freedom. Nor am I here to present a new military doctrine, bearing any one name or aimed at any one area. I am here to promote the freedom doctrine. 02:57:15 (closer shot) I have not asked for a single program which did not cause one or all Americans some inconvenience or some hardship or some sacrifice. But they have responded and you in the Congress have responded to your duties & I feel confident in asking today for a similar response to these new & larger demands. It is heartening to know as I journey abroad that our country is united in its commitment to freedom and is ready to do its duty.” Man on the moon speech excerpt; 25May61;
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