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John F. Kennedy Desk Sign

John F. Kennedy Desk Sign

$89.00

Brittany occupies a large peninsula in the northwest of France, lying between the English Channel to the north and the Bay of Biscay to the south. The region's livelihood has forever been intertwined with a sometimes unforgiving sea, and fishermen of Brittany utter a simple prayer when they launch their boats upon the deep.

In 1963, Admiral Rickover, who oversaw the development of the nationís nuclear navy and was the driving force behind the construction of the first nuclear-powered submarine, gave President John F. Kennedy a plaque inscribed with the Breton Fisherman's Prayer, which states "O God, the sea is so great and my boat is so small." President Kennedy treasured the plaque and kept it on his desk in the Oval Office. The original plaque is on display in the Museum at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston as part of its Oval Office exhibit.

The exact replica is cast in brass and mounted on a solid mahogany base (5 1/2-inches x 2 1/2-inches).

John F. Kennedy Desk Sign
Item #02028

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