Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning President Kennedy's remarks at the dedication ceremony of the East Coast Memorial to the Missing held at Battery Park in New York City. In his speech the President describes the dangerous beauty of the sea, and explains that every American must contribute towards efforts to maintain freedom. Materials in this folder include various memoranda, a draft by Special Counsel and speechwriter Theodore Sorensen, a press copy, and a reading copy of the speech, in addition to a program for the dedication ceremony. Of note are several items with handwritten notations by the President.