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In 1780 in Hartford, Conn., the skies at noon turned one day from blue to gray, and by midafternoon the city had darked over so densely that in that religious age men fell on their knees and begged a final blessing before the end came.  The Connecticut House of Representatives was in session, and many of the members clamored for immediate adjournment.  The speaker of the house, one Colonel Davenport, came to his feet, and he silenced the din with these words:  “The day of judgment is either approaching or it is not.  If it is not, there is no cause for adjournment.  If it is, I choose to be found doing my duty.  I wish, therefore, that candles may be brought.
I hope that all of us in a difficult and somber time in our country’s history may also bring candles to help illuminate our country’s way.
  —  Senator John F. Kennedy
From a speech given at the Sheraton Park Hotel, Washington, DC
September 20, 1960
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