On this day in history, Nov. 25, 1963, John F. Kennedy is buried in Arlington National Cemetery

November 25, 2022 at 05:02

Just a handful of days after he was assassinated in an open-car motorcade on the streets of Dallas during a campaign trip throughout Texas, President John F. Kennedy was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on this day in history, Nov. 25, 1963.
President Kennedy, as well as two Kennedy infants, are today interred in Lot 45, Section 30, of Arlington National Cemetery, according to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
"The permanent graves are located about 20 feet east of the site where the president was temporarily interred on 25 November 1963," the library's website also says.
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY, NOV. 22, 1963, JOHN F. KENNEDY, 35TH PRESIDENT, IS ASSASSINATED"Each is marked by a simply inscribed gray slate tablet."
JFK "qualified for a plot at Arlington National Cemetery, but he also deserved a special site befitting his presidential status."
As a veteran of World War II, he "qualified for a plot at Arlington National Cemetery, but he also deserved a special site befitting his presidential status."
Jackie Kennedy "lit the first eternal flame and, a few days later, the grave site was enclosed with a white picket fence."
The then-first lady also reportedly asked if workers at the cemetery could erect "some sort of eternal flame at the grave site," says History.com.
Then, after the graveside military ceremony on November 25, Jackie Kennedy "lit the first eternal flame and, a few days later, the grave site was enclosed with a white picket fence."
The eternal flame now "burns from the center of a 5-foot circular flat granite stone located at the head of the president's grave."
The eternal flame today "burns from the center of a 5-foot circular flat granite stone located at the head of the president's grave," the JFK Library site notes.
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