ORONO, Maine — On Saturday, October 22, The Penobscot County Democratic Committee will be holding the First Annual President John F. Kennedy Recognition Dinner from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Wells Commons o the UMaine campus. This event is being held to remember and to pay homage to JFK on the 48th anniversary of the speech that he delivered at the University of Maine on Oct. 19, 1963.
On this occasion, President Kennedy also was granted an Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree. This proved to be the final honorary degree that JFK ever received â€“ as he assassinated only 33 days later on Nov. 22, 1963.
At this event, a film of the actual speech that President Kennedy delivered at the University of Maine will be shown â€“ along with a filmed collection of memories of JFK by people who were in actual attendance on the day of Kennedyâ€™s Orono speech.
As a major part of this event, three individuals who have made significant contributions to the Democratic Party in the nation, in the State of Maine, and in Penobscot County will be honored. These individuals are Governor John Elias Baldacci, William J. Sullivan of Bangor, and long-time Bangor City Councilman and former Mayor, Gerry Palmer.
For press inquiries and to obtain further information involving this event, including how to purchase tickets, please contact Paul P. Davis, Chair, Penobscot County Democratic Committee, at 570-4273 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Name: Paul P. Davis
Telephone Number: (207)570-4273