John F. Kennedy's Address on Freedom & Poland, Buffalo, New York 10/14/1962

With information about Soviet missiles in Cuba coming just hours away, President John F. Kennedy addresses Buffalo, New York's annual Pulaski Day Parade on October 14, 1962. The parade and speech would draw over 400000 along its route and to Niagara Square. Kennedy delivered a poignant speech targeted at communist oppression of Poland and other nations across the world. JFK tells the crowd that he regarded Poland as temporarily in a Soviet prison but not lost forever. Weighing heavlity on his mind were the behind the scenes action taking place that would eventually be known as the Cuban Missile Crisis.