Special Guest: Norman Katz
The 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birthday on May 29 has many of us considering the impact of his public service, and his assassination, on our country. The Truro Public Library is pleased to announce that we will host Norman Katz, Special Agent US Secret Service-Military Attaché, Special Operations Division, Continuity of Government Program (Retired) on June 20, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the Truro Community Center. Mr. Katz is the youngest of only three Special Agents still alive from the US Secret Service who served with the President John F. Kennedy detail on the day of his assassination, participating in all of the major actions and activities throughout the crisis to make sure that the United States Government went on interrupted. He was given clearance by the Federal Government in 2010 to speak about his experiences, and has since appeared on local TV and radio, as well as local and academic venues throughout New England, to talk about that critical time. After his retirement from the federal government, Mr. Katz worked as the trustee and corporator of Eastern Bank in Boston. He also served as police commissioner, and, for 32 years as a selectman, for the town of Sharon, MA, as well as serving as an advisor to the Massachusetts State Police on the Criminal Justice Training Council. Mr. Katz has received numerous awards and honors from both civic and private organizations and from the federal government. We look forward to hearing his perspective on the loss of President Kennedy, as well as what has changed—and stayed the same—for those charged with keeping our country intact during times of crisis. This event is free and open to the public. Please call the Truro Public Library at 508-487-1125 for more information.