Kerry Emotionally Remembers His Mother

wochit politics
February 12, 2014 AT 5:31 AM
As he travels the world, Secretary of State John Kerry often talks about his father, a Foreign Service Officer, and the family's postings in Europe during Kerry's childhood. But he rarely mentions his mother, at least not until today. At a formal State Department lunch for France's President Francois Hollande - under the benign gaze of a portrait of Benjamin Franklin, America's first envoy to France - Kerry got personal about his mother. Rosemary Forbes Kerry was living in Paris before World War II, became a nurse and, her son said, was treating the wounded at Montparnasse.