Fifty years ago this weekend, I was seventeen years old and a student in secondary school when I heard the tragic news that would change the lives of millions of people across the globe. I was shocked to hear that the greatest President of my lifetime had been shot dead on a street in Texas.
President John Fitzgerald Kennedy efforts towards peace, diplomacy and international exchange fostered my own ambitions and continue to motivate my dream to put Nigeria on a healthy path towards peace and tolerance.
My childhood schools benefited from the assistance of Peace Corps volunteers from the United States whose mission towards world peace and democracy motivated my own ambitions through the years.
The whole world can benefit by taking this day to remember what President Kennedy really stood for, and the change towards peace that he may have realized if his time had not been so inhumanely cut short.