Caroline Kennedy Opens Up About Her Late Father's Passion And The Side Of Him Many Never Got To See
Even though he has been gone for decades, John Fitzgerald Kennedy is still often remembered when it comes to politics.
Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States after beating Richard Nixon in the race. Unfortunately, three years after he took the presidential seat, he was assassinated in Texas.
There are many reasons why JFK will never be forgotten and he is most especially remembered in the hearts of the family he left behind.
To commemorate what would have been his 100th birthday, his daughter, Caroline, and his grandchildren shared some heartwarming words about who Kennedy was and how much he influenced the country when he was alive.
Caroline and her children Tatiana, Rose, and Jack Schlossberg spoke in a video that was published on the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Facebook Page.
In the video message, Caroline talked about growing up with her father while her children reflected on their famous grandfatherl. Describing him as a "historical figure," Caroline said she believed her father's values and legacy will continue to live on.
JFK's daughter also recalled exciting moments from when he was in the White House. For example, she would often hide under his desk at the Oval Office and they went on sailing adventures.
I’ve thought about him and missed him every day of my life.
In the video, Tatiana said that even though she never got to meet her grandfather, she still recognized how much of a strong and inspirational man he was.
One of the defining relationships of my life is with someone I've never met, my grandfather, President John F. Kennedy.
Rose reflected on what she believed Kennedy would have thought about America's political climate today. She said her late granddad would have been proud of how far the country has come, but he would also feel there is so much more to do to tackle issues of inequality and injustice.
Hearing Kennedy's daughter and grandchildren share these details of his life gives a glimpse into who he was as a family man, especially considering most people only knew his political side.