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President Kennedy Establishes Woodrow Wilson Memorial Commission

Oct. 4, 1961 - President Kennedy signed a bill today establishing a Woodrow Wilson Memorial Commission. He gave the first pen he used to Mrs. Wilson (pictured lower right). "I didn't dare ask you for it," Mrs. Wilson told him. The bill the President signed established a commission to make plans for the design, site, and construction of a permanent memorial to Woodrow Wilson to be situated in Washington or nearby. Mr. Kennedy said he hoped the commission would "plan a memorial that expresses the faith in democracy and President Wilson's vision of peace and a dedication to international understanding that President Wilson himself did so much to advance.”


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