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Caroline Kennedy comes to town

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YAKIMA, WA - A very special guest from a very famous family visited the Yakima Capitol Theatre as part of the town hall speaker series.

Caroline Kennedy was welcomed by a full house. 

She started by saying why she decided to come to Yakima. She said her parents came to Yakima in 1959 to campaign, which sparked her interest.

When asked which speech of the many her father gave continues to be her favorite she listed three. One of them was the moon speech, which Kennedy gave in 1961 and challenged the nation to put a man on the moon. 

Caroline says that particular speech is one of her favorites, because it connects with today's younger generation.

She continued to say that many things her father stood for are issues seen today. 

"How powerful those values remain today. I hope that these reflections on President Kennedy's life and his influence on those of us who share his legacy, will encourage people across the United States to look at challenges in their own corner of the world, and seek solutions that heal," said Caroline Kennedy. 

Caroline also said she is really proud of her father for working hard, bringing people together and continuing to inspire many others.

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