VIDEO: President John F. Kennedy gives famous Michigan speech; inspires Peace Corps

(WXYZ) - Today we are remembering President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination with a special section on our website .

While digging in the archives we also came across his most famous speech in Michigan.

On October 14, 1960, then presidential hopeful, Senator John F. Kennedy spoke to a group at the University of Michigan about serving their country in the cause of peace by working and living in developing countries.

According to the Peace Corps' YouTube channel, it's an idea that spurred the creation of the organization.

You can listen to Kennedy's speech and view images from the event in the video player below.

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