Sunday, March 16, 1958
March 16, 1958 (Sunday)
JFK started the day in Washington, D.C. before traveling to Massachusetts for a day of political appearances. He was picked up by a representative of Eaglehart Industries and then traveled to New York City to meet Jackie. From their, the couple flew on a private plane arranged by Morton Downey to Barnes Airport in Westfield, Massachusetts.
Just after noon, JFK met with the President of Springfield College Wesley F. Rennie at the Roger Smith Hotel at 69 Suffolk Street in Holyoke, followed by an appointment with Lt. Colonel Maurice J. Trojanowski.
A politician who understood the value of retail politics, JFK then mustered to lead the Holyoke parade, where he was placed immediately behind the parade marshall and ahead of the Salem Clippers. After the parade, JFK attended the reception for the marchers and family members, and then attended the open house being held by the John A. Volpe Construction Company in Malden, Massachusetts.
Finally, JFK finished a long day by speaking at 7PM to the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick at the Parlin Junior High School in at 587 Broadway in Everett, Massachusetts before driving to spend the night in his apartment in Boston.