The American song that celebrates the heroic warrior returning from battle “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” is thought by many to be a rewrite of the old Irish anti-war song “Johnny, I hardly Knew Ye.” This weekend Americans remember the sacrifices of the men and women who have served their country in war and peace.
Today is also the 99th anniversary of the birth of John F. Kennedy. Kennedy was a veteran of World War 2 who knew the horrors of war and thus fought for peace.
Below is a video containing excerpts from Kennedy speeches on a variety of subjects including war and peace. You may note that issues from 50+ years ago still plague us. about 7 minutes