Grayson • Olive Hill Quarterly Spring 2019 - Page 12

country, we stood united with the people of New York during the devastation of 2001. Americans, regardless of political affiliation, connected with New York City in those days that followed. Standing there, 17 years later, I hadn’t forgotten. When I was a kid, he was a mythical figure. Many years after his death, even to this day, his 12 SPRING 2019 legend maintains its massive stature. When I pulled up to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, I was awed by its towering presence. Perched on the harbor, the library was perfectly placed in a picturesque view of Boston. As I walked through the library, filled with Kennedy memorabilia, I found myself amongst history. His personal items, his