Photo of the day From the Stripes archives

May 29, 2004


Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes

Paris, June 1, 1961: President John F. Kennedy addresses the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Permanent Council during the first overseas visit of his presidency. After meetings with French President Charles De Gaulle, he flew to Vienna for a summit with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev; on the way home, he visited England and met with Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Harold Macmillan. JFK would have celebrated his 87th birthday today.