Kennedy, Johnson and Air Secretary Zuckert hand out awards at 3 military service academies.
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American newsreel item. Title reads: "Graduation Ceremonies At Service Academies"
Various, United States of America / USA
High shot, packed hall with seated graduates of the military academy on graduation day. MS American Vice-President Lyndon Johnson speaking at the ceremony. High shot, graduates. MS Top student receives diploma from Johnson. High shot, hall. MS Second student (honour man) receives diploma. LS Students cheer and throw hats in air.
LS Back view, Air Force Academy cadets in open air ceremony sit facing rostrum. MS Queue of cadets waiting to receive diplomas. Various shots, cadets mount the platform and receive diplomas from US Air Force Secretary Zuckert. LS Cadets cheer and throw hats in air.
LS From back of hall, seated cadets. LS and MS American President John F Kennedy addressing navy cadets. He speaks of old advice not to mix the navy and politics, but by ignoring it he became Commander in Chief. High shot, cadets applauding. MS Cadet receives diploma from Kennedy. LS From back of hall, cadet receiving diploma. "Anchor man" is hoisted onto cadets' shoulders. (2 shots). LS Cadets cheering and throwing hats in the air.
Note: Date on original paperwork reads: 13/06/1961.