We are tied to the ocean.

Posted: August 26, 2008, 00:08:20 am by Jen

Remarks at the America Cup Dinner Given by the Australian Ambassador
President John F. Kennedy
Newport, Rhode Island
September 14, 1962

I really don't know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it is because in addition to the fact that the sea changes and the light changes, and ships change, it is because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it we are going back from whence we came.
Source: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

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