He said we should go to the moon before the decade was out, and we did. He said we should engage with the rest of the wold the postwar era—that the United States now had to assume such a leadership role—and we did. He said we should ask not for favors, but should ask how we might contribute to the greater societal good. He said much that will live down the decades and even centuries, and then he was killed—50 years ago. Today, he rests in peace in Arlington National Cemetery. As this anniversary of his death confirms for us all: He will never be forgotten.
— Life Magazine