Thursday, July 3, 2014

John F. Kennedy Pushes Physical Fitness Initiative

Cover of U.S. Physical Fitness Program

Pol Light Moment #72 is when John F. Kennedy announced his U.S. Physical Fitness Program for young people on July 19, 1961, and called for its promotion to public schools as an initiative for the 1961-1962 academic year.  John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961-1963.



The entire text of John F. Kennedy's speech on the U.S. Physical Fitness Program can be found on The American Presidency Project Website.

In his speech, John F. Kennedy said, "To members of school boards, school administrators, teachers, the pupils themselves, and their parents, I am directing this urgent call to strengthen all programs which contribute to the physical fitness of our youth (The American Presidency Project Website)."

There is more information on Kennedy's physical fitness initiatives on the John F. Kenndy Presidential Library and Museum Website. John F. Kennedy has been featured on other Pol Light posts. To view all John F. Kennedy posts search with John F. Kennedy label at Pol Light.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Cory Booker Helps Rescue Freezing Dog

Cory Booker
Cory Booker
Pol Light Moment #71 is when Cory Booker helped rescue a freezing dog on January 23, 2014. Cory Booker has served as a United States Senator from New Jersey from 2013 to the present. Prior to that he was the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey from 2006-2013.


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On January 23, 2014, Cory Booker was notified through social media by reporter Toni Yates that there was a dog in Newark outisde in arctic temperatures.  Upon hearing this Cory Booker picked up the dog and warmed it up in a police car.  Cory Booker said this to the owners:
This dog is shaking really bad, and you just can't leave your dogs out here on a day like this and go away and expect them to be O.K. Hyperthermia on any animal, including a human animal, will set in pretty quickly. So this is very sad, you can just feel the dog shaking pretty badly (Cory Booker As Quoted by Nolan Feeney, Newsfeed, January 25, 2014).
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

John Kitzhaber Helps Save Woman's Life

Governor John Kitzhaber
John Kitzhaber

Pol Light #70 is when John Kitzhaber helped save a Portland woman's life by giving her CPR, when she had went into cardiac arrest on May 5, 2014.  John Kitzhaber is presently the Governor of the State of Oregon. He has served three terms as Governor during the years 1995-2003 and from 2011 to present.


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On May 5, 2014, Governor John Kitzhaber was on his way to dinner and driving through downtown Portland, Oregon at about 5pm, when he noticed a woman passed out along the side of the road. He asked his driver to stop and then went over to administer first aid to the woman. He gave her CPR and other medical attention until paramedics arrived to take her to the hospital. Governor John Kitzhaber is a former emergency room physician.

Paramedic Alan Ferschweiler, who arrived on the scene of the medical emergency, told The Oregonian newspaper,
"He was surprisingly calm, and you could see he went right back to the days where he was an emergency room doctor. To go and assist the governor and take over this patient from his is pretty surprising. It definitely took us off-guard (Huffington Post, John Kitzhaber, Oregon Governor, Performs CPR to Save Woman's Life, May 6, 2014)."
A news article at KGW.com - News Channel 8 in Portland has more information on Governor John Kitzhaber helping save a woman's life on May 5, 2014.

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