SIGStory #12

How Two Presidents Are Remembered

Both President Roosevelt and President Kennedy shared a sense of fairness and obligation to those less fortunate reflected in the following stories about the reaction of the common man to each president’s death.


As Franklin Roosevelt’s funeral procession went by a man collapsed because he was so overcome with grief.

A neighbor picked him up and asked, “Did you know the President.” The man responded,

“No, but he knew me.”


A sign on the door of a shop in a small town the day of President Kennedy’s funeral:

Closed Due To A Death In The Family



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