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Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday's Photo: A Gravesite Photo

The Grave Site of John F. Kennedy - 1966

I was in third grade when President John F. Kennedy was so tragically killed 50 years ago. I remember arriving home from school and, as I got off the bus, another child was standing at the bus stop announcing the news. 

The photograph of the president's first grave site was taken with my "World's Fair" camera in the summer of 1966. 

This initial grave site was 20 feet by 30 feet and was surrounded by a white picket fence. After more than 16 million visitors to Kennedy's grave site in three years, it was determined that a larger plot was needed. To honor the memory of the president, 3.2 acres were set aside for the grave area and accommodations for the visiting public. 

Taken in 2009 by Jesse Thorstad


© 2013



President John Fitzgerald Kennedy Gravesite. (n.d.). Arlington National Cemetery. Retrieved November 21, 2013, from

Kennedy gravesite. (2013, November 19). Flickr. Retrieved November 22, 2013, from

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