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November 25, 1963


Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) On this national day of mourning, the late President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

One of the saddest days in the history of the nation’s capital began just after 10 a.m. when JFK’s casket was removed from the Capitol Rotunda by a military honor guard & placed on a horse drawn caisson.

The caisson was followed by a sailor bearing the flag of the President of the United States & by a riderless horse with boots turned backward in the stirrups.

JFK’s Casket Removed from Capitol
               November 25, 1963
      Photo by David S. Schwartz
               JFK Library Photo

The procession marched slowly to the beat of muffled drums.

From the White House, the procession made its way to nearby Saint Matthew’s Cathedral on Rhode Island Avenue where a Low Mass was conducted by the Archbishop of Boston & close Kennedy family friend, Richard Cardinal Cushing.

           St. Matthew’s Cathedral
     1725 Rhode Island Avenue NW
                 Washington, D.C.
Photo by GreetingsEarthling (2005)

As the President’s flag-draped casket was moved out of the cathedral & placed back on the caisson, John F. Kennedy, Jr., dressed in blue, raised his right hand in a soldier’s salute in honor of his dad.

“John John,” as he is often called, is 3 years old today.

The procession continued past the Lincoln Memorial & across the bridge to Arlington National Cemetery.

There, on the hill just below the Custis-Lee Mansion, the body of the 35th President of the United States reached it’s final resting place.

      Jackie & Bobby At Arlington
                November 25, 1963
             Photo by Abbie Rowe
              US Army, NPS Photo

Mrs. Kennedy, Bob & Ted Kennedy together lit the Eternal Flame which will forever burn at the grave of JFK.

                The Eternal Flame
        John F. Kennedy Gravesite
      Arlington National Cemetery
             Photo by WKnight94

November 25, 1961


Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) President John F. Kennedy was interviewed today by Aleksei I. Adzhubei, son-in-law of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev & a journalist for Izvestia.

Mr. Adzhubei asked JFK a variety of questions about subjects such as Soviet-American relations, communism, Berlin, NATO & nuclear testing.

During the interview, Mr. Adzhubei told Mr. Kennedy that his election last year “was met with great hope by public opinion” in Russia.*

*Aleksei I. Adzhubei resigned following the removal of Nikita Khrushchev as Premier in 1964.  He died at the age of 68 in 1993.

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