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ERIC Number: EJ826181
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Child's Letter to President John F. Kennedy about Physical Fitness
McNatt, Missy
Social Education, v73 n1 p10-14 Jan-Feb 2009
On March 3, 1963, nine-year-old Jack Chase of Torrance, California, wrote a letter to President John F. Kennedy. In his single-page note, featured in this article, Jack described his plans for staying physically fit. He said he would walk to school, the store, and the library "because I know a strong boy makes a strong man and a strong man makes a strong country." His statements echoed many of the ideas contained in Executive Order 11074, signed two months earlier by President Kennedy. This article describes Executive Order 11074 and its impact on promoting physical fitness in U.S. schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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