50 years ago today - Sep 27, 1963

President John F. Kennedy speaks in the Salt Lake Tabernacle to eight thousand people. He is joined on the stand by LDS President David O. McKay and second counselor Hugh B. Brown who gives the opening prayer. Kennedy followed McKay into the tabernacle and sits beside him on the stand.

[Source: http://www.advent-adam.com/jakestand.html (cached, based on http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies)]


  1. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587107/Fifty-years-later-does-JFKs-Tabernacle-speech-still-resonate-photos.html

  2. Note: 1st Counselor Henry D. Moyle had died on Sept.18, 1963.


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