Lawmakers took to Twitter on Friday to honor former President John F. Kennedy on the 56th anniversary of his assassination.
Bipartisan members of Congress honored the former president, who was assassinated in Dallas on this day in 1963.
“56 years ago, on what was supposed to be a joyous day in Dallas, things quickly turned disastrous. Using today as a time to reflect, let us remember the life and legacy of President Kennedy,” Rep. Ross SpanoVincent (Ross) Ross SpanoGOP keeps control of Florida House seat held by Rep. Ross Spano 10 bellwether House races to watch on election night The Hill's Morning Report - Jill Biden urges country to embrace her husband MORE (R-Fla.) tweeted.
56 years ago, on what was supposed to be a joyous day in Dallas, things quickly turned disastrous. Using today as a time to reflect, let us remember the life and legacy of President Kennedy.— @RepRossSpano (@RepRossSpano) November 22, 2019
“A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on forever.” #JFK pic.twitter.com/CC5xewhaNJ
“56 years ago today, our nation suffered an enormous loss in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. We mourn the lost potential of a life cut short, & at the same time re-commit ourselves to serving the country in his memory, by living up to the standard he set for us,” added Rep. Seth MoultonSeth MoultonHow lawmakers aided the Afghan evacuation GOP lawmaker says he did not threaten US Embassy staff in Tajikistan House panel approves B boost for defense budget MORE (D-Mass.).
56 years ago today, our nation suffered an enormous loss in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. We mourn the lost potential of a life cut short, & at the same time re-commit ourselves to serving the country in his memory, by living up to the standard he set for us.— Seth Moulton (@sethmoulton) November 22, 2019
Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson LeeAngelina Jolie spotted in Capitol meeting with senators Elon Musk after Texas Gov. Abbott invokes him: 'I would prefer to stay out of politics' Without major changes, more Americans could be victims of online crime MORE (D-Texas) said Kennedy “personified the pioneering, trailblazing, independent, courageous, and can-do spirit for which America is justly celebrated around the world,” while Rep. Elaine LuriaElaine Goodman LuriaConservative group targets Spanberger, Luria in new ads ahead of reconciliation bill Virginia races offer an early preview of Democrats' midterm challenges House panel approves B boost for defense budget MORE (D-Va.) honored his “patriotism, ambition, and optimism.”
President John F. Kennedy personified the pioneering, trailblazing, independent, courageous, and can-do spirit for which America is justly celebrated around the world. On this day, 56 years ago, his voice was silenced by an assassin’s bullet, but his powerful...— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) November 22, 2019
Fifty-six years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on a dark day that would forever change the history of our nation. Today, we honor President Kennedy’s legacy of patriotism, ambition, and optimism.https://t.co/GNcP71mYHr— Rep. Elaine Luria (@RepElaineLuria) November 22, 2019
Several other lawmakers also mourned the former president.
56 years after his death, John F. Kennedy’s legacy & words continue to spark hope & guidance for all generations.— Senator Ben CardinBenjamin (Ben) Louis CardinOvernight Defense & National Security: War ends, but finger pointing continues Harris presides over Senate passage of bill assisting Americans fleeing Afghanistan Senate panel votes to repeal Iraq war authorizations MORE (@SenatorCardin) November 22, 2019
"For one true measure of a nation is its success in fulfilling the promise of a better life for each of its members. Let this be the measure of our nation." #JFK
Remembering and still missing #JFK 56-years after we lost him. #PresidentKennedy had #courage #vision #bravery and inspired millions of Americans to put service to the nation first. He revered the #Constitution and the #RuleOfLaw #ProfileInCourage pic.twitter.com/T9k3tcmzO6— Lacy ClayWilliam (Lacy) Lacy ClayCori Bush hits her stride by drawing on activist past Lobbying world Ex-Rep. Clay joins law and lobbying firm Pillsbury MORE MO1st (@LacyClayMO1) November 22, 2019
“We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” ~ #JFK— Lee ZeldinLee ZeldinGovernors brace for 2022 after year in pandemic spotlight Republicans hit Biden over Afghanistan, with eye on midterms McCarthy: 'There will be a day of reckoning' for Biden MORE (@RepLeeZeldin) November 23, 2019
Today, we remember the life & legacy of an American presidency tragically cut short. pic.twitter.com/KSscduLwkW
Kennedy’s roughly three-year tenure in the White House is remembered for several notable events, including the Cuban Missile Crisis and his support for the space race. His death remains the subject of a litany of conspiracy theories.