Shortly after noon on this day in 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX.

JFK’s legacy was built on idealism and hope. During his inaugural address in 1961, Kennedy famously said, “And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.”

If only today’s President-elect could heed these words.

Today is the 22nd of November; it was not a normal day in 1963, and it’s far from a normal day in 2016.