Students mark 50 years since Kennedy’s death

Students at Hemel Hempstead's John F Kennedy School mark 50 years since President Kennedy's death.

Students at Hemel Hempstead's John F Kennedy School mark 50 years since President Kennedy's death.

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Students at Hemel Hempstead’s John F Kennedy School marked 50 years since the death of President Kennedy with a display about America’s first Catholic leader.

The school, in Hollybush Lane, was opened in 1967, four years after Kennedy was slain by a sniper’s bullet in Dallas, Texas.

JFK School’s motto is ‘pacem in terris’, which means peace on earth and clearly relates to Kennedy’s desire for world peace.

Headteacher Paul Neves said: “The classic quote: ‘Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country’ was his rallying call to mobilise the man and woman in the street to be of service in their communities.

“The commitment to being of service to others, especially the poor, is central to the ethos of our school.”