The observance of St. Patrick's Day is almost as old in America as the Irish themselves. And some say they arrived in the sixth century.
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Source Notes: This remark was attributed to Kennedy by President Bill Clinton in a speech at a St. Patrick's Day reception, 17 March 1995.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 November 22, 1963), often referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK, or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. He served from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. A member of the prominent Kennedy political family, he is considered an icon of American liberalism. During World War II, he served as a naval lieutenant in the Pacific theater and was cited for exceptional bravery for the rescue of his men. Kennedy is the youngest person ever to have been elected president of the United States, at the age of 43. (Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest ever to serve as President of the United States.)
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