Today is the birthday of Robert Frost, who was born on March 26, 1874. His poems make us think of rural New England, but he was born in San Francisco.
Here is the poem he read at the inauguration of President Kennedy in January 1961.
The poet died in Boston two years later, on January 29, 1963. The president was assassinated a few months later in Dallas, in November 1963.
In this poem, which he read at Kennedy’s inauguration, Frost pays homage to America and the patriots who fought in the War of Independence.