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JFK attended the 1961 Army-Navy Game, months after his inauguration. #ArmyNavy

July 23, 2019



throughout his presidency Kennedy had become a devoted fan of the Army Navy classic attending the 1961 contest and raising the already lofty profile of a game that had become part of the American experience President Kennedy goes down onto the field for the flip of the coin it's a big deal to him there's a lot of spirit involved in this and Americans identify with that I mean a sincere on his part there's just no question about it he has this visceral commitment to it and excites him and he loves it the President had the army-navy game with a hundred thousand people every year and the march on of both academies what President Kennedy brought his charisma his energy and his love of football it just made this game special just special

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