TODAY MARKS THE 50th anniversary of the death of US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Popularly known as JFK, he served as the 35th President from January 1961 till 22nd November 1963 when he was fatally shot in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas, with his wife Jacqueline beside him. He was 46. A state funeral was held in Washington DC on 25th November and he was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
Visited the gravesite of JFK in Arlington National Cemetery, VA on 10 Sept 1999 (the only other US President buried there is William Howard Taft who died in 1930). At the head of the grave is the Eternal Flame which was created at the proposal of Mrs. Kennedy. She was buried next to him in 1994.
JFK’s famous quote is also immortalised here: “And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.” Visible from here is the Washington Monument.
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