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Reel Number: 221380-08
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1963
Location: American University,DC,Washington
TC Begins: 10:20:42
TC Ends: 10:25:30
NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk 1963 - President Kennedy Speech: Strategy of Peace, Commencement, American U.. 10Jun63 R3 Continued... (material missing) the right to live out our lives without fear of devastation; the right to breathe air as nature provided it; the right of future generations to a healthy existence? 10:21:00 While we proceed to safeguard our national interests, let us also safeguard human interests. And the elimination of war & arms is clearly in the interest of both. No treaty, however much it may be to the advantage of all, however tightly it may be worded, can provide absolute security against the risks of deception and evasion. But it can - if it is sufficiently effective in its enforcement and if it is sufficiently in the interests of its signers - offer far more security & far fewer risks than an unabated, uncontrolled, unpredictable arms race. 10:21:49 The United States as the world knows will never start a war. We do not want a war. We do not now expect a war. This generation of Americans has already had enough, more than enough, of war and hate and oppression. (applause) We shall be prepared if others wish it. We shall be alert to try to stop it. But we shall also do our part to build a world of peace where the weak are safe and the strong are just. We are not helpless before that task or hopeless of its success. Confident and unafraid, we must labor on; not toward a strategy of annihilation but toward a strategy of peace. Thank You. (applause). 10:23:04 LS JFK & VIPs posing for photographers, shaking hands. 10:23:27 Mr. President, I as Chairman of the Board of Trustees & Senator John Sparkman one of its distinguished members have the honor to present John Fitzgerald Kennedy for the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Civil Law. 10:23:47 “John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President of the United States it is our most sincere desire to honor you but we are deeply aware however that your presence here today is in fact an honor to us & to this institution. We are especially sensitive to the pressures under which you live & work, pressures not only of our nation’s problems but those of the entire world as well. This awareness makes us deeply grateful to you for all you are doing for this nation & for the world. We wish to say to you that you are constantly in our prayers & in our thoughts as the President of all of the people of the United States. To the academic world sir, it is gratifying that you are an author of renown, an ardent advocate of the improvement of American education. It is a real & special privilege for the President of this or any University to award to you President Kennedy this honorary degree. By authority of the Congress of the United States & vested in the Board of Trustees of The American University & by the Board of Trustees delegated to me I confer upon you the Honorary Degree of Civil Law & invest you w/ a hood appropriate to this degree. 10:25:16 “Hood” placed over JFK. Senator Byrd called. Abrupt end to original film. University Commencement Address; Cold War; NOTE: Sold at per reel rate. NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk
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