In 1962, JFK gave a speech to the nation challenging them to make a “great national effort.” He held the La Sierra High School Physical Education Class up as the model for the nation to follow. 4,000 high schools followed this program. This is the only known digitized copy of his speech. The footage shows one high school PE class. Remember, this is a normal PE class at the high school. This was PE 50 years ago in America!