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President Kennedy Honors Sen. Hayden in Arizona

Nov. 18, 1961 - President Kennedy declared last night that the nation should regard with pride the “heavy burden” of preserving freedom in the world. “Only the United States and our power and strength and commitments permit dozens of other countries scattered all over the globe to maintain their freedom,” the President said. “Other countries look to their own interests,” he said. “Only the United States bears this kind of burden.” Mr. Kennedy spoke to about 1,200 Arizonans who paid $100 a plate to attend a dinner honoring Senator Carl Hayden (second from left), the state’s 84-year-old patriarch. Mr. Hayden was observing the 50th anniversary of his election to the House as Arizona’s first Representative.


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