Sooo I just found out that JFK gave the commencement address for my school’s 1949 class and also came here in 1956 to speak to the history club (a club I’m part of today!) and read parts of Profiles in Courage.That’s pretty cool.
22nd of November 1963 A bystander snaps this picture of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy in Dallas, Texas.
Thursday, November 28th, 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy, visits President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s grave, in Arlington National Cemetery. Six days after the assassination in Dallas.
50 years ago today
Jackie at JFK’s funeral. November 25, 1963.
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It was a rainy day here in Boston on November 22nd 2013. It was much like it had been the morning of November 22nd, 1963. I thought this morning about how different the world would be now if it had rained a little longer that morning, if the weather had been uncooperative just a little longer. If the top of the car had remained in place.
People say the rain is a symbol of mourning. Maybe it was a little bit, especially on this, a day when the world mourns for the memory of a man fifty years later. But I think rain is also rebirth. It cleanses us and allows us to try again the next day to make the world a neater place. The pain of this day can never be fully swept away but we can start again. The man is gone but his ideas continue.
I imagine John Kennedy, his face pointed toward the hazy Boston horizon, would say the same, wherever he is now.
Rest in peace, Mr. President.
Part of the funeral procession.
Mrs. Kennedy’s handwritten notes during the planning of the funeral.