I had been in so many towns and cities in America with John Kennedy, but I was not with him in Dallas, Texas, on November 21, 1963.
Patrick Kennedy, a cooper, left his ancestral home in Dunganstown, County Wexford, and sailed for the United States. In 1849, he married Bridget Murphy, who was born about 1827 in Owenduff, County Wexford. Nine years later she was a widow with four small children, the youngest of whom, Patrick Joseph Kennedy, would become John F. Kennedy’s grandfather. The rest is Bostons and Americas history, which sadly fifty years ago ended with the assassination of John F Kennedy, a sad day for a man that was doing so much good. A man that was very likely to be related to me somewhere due to a Family name link and Irish roots and a man I`m too young to remember but to this day respect highly.
So this is my personal tribute.