WNY Remembers JFK

November 22, 2013 Updated Nov 22, 2013 at 7:08 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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November 22, 2013 Updated Nov 22, 2013 at 7:08 PM EDT

WESTERN N.Y. (WKBW) John F. Kennedy was no stranger to Western New York - making two stops here in the years just before his death.

In 1960, then Senator Kennedy made a day-long campaign visit that included stops in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Lockport.

Big crowds turned out to see the democratic candidate for president who spoke in Buffalo and rode in a open-air automobile through downtown Lockport.

After being elected the 35th president, Kennedy would return again in 1962 to take part in Buffalo's Pulaski Day parade which headed down Broadway.

Hundreds of thousands of people turned out to see the young president who spoke in front of Buffalo City Hall.

On a day when many are remembering the slain president, his visits to WNY are rekindling fond memories of his charisma and friendliness to all who turned out to see him.