Request for Information RFK Visit to Fitchburg

Hello Ms. Cauthen,

I live in Imatra, Finland. I was born in 1958 and my family moved to Fitchburg, Mass. in 1961. My parents who are both deceased, used to tell me the story about Robert Kennedy visiting some park during some campaign. I was on my father’s arms, he was standing in the crowd behind a rope and waiting to see Bobby Kennedy. He came towards us, and stopped in front of my father and took me, a 3-year-old girl, on his arms to say hello to us. We also got a pin from him, I remember it being of blue and white color. Unfortunately it has been gone for a long time.

This park is probably Whalom Park. First I though it could have been Saima Park, but then I realized that it may not be so.

I would like to ask if anyone has any photos of this event? Or if anyone just remembers it? I would like to know the exact date or at least month and year.

Best regards from Imatra, Finland to my childhood’s home town Fitchburg

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