Saturday, December 2, 1961
JFK attends the Army-Navy football game in Municipal Statdium in South Philadelphia. He performs the coin toss, smokes cigars, and watches navy win 13-7.
Included in the official program is an open letter from Kennedy lauding the cadets and midshipman to the American public;
….[their] skill and perfection with which the players of both teams perform, all of which bring to the Officer Corps of our Armed Forces lasting benefit in terms of leadership….[O]ur nation is stronger, and the cause of freedom in the world is safer from encroachment.
[451, p. 91]