"Grave of John Fitzgerald Kennedy" Arlington National Cemetery Tip by Gerrem

  Grave & Eternal Flame
by Gerrem

John Fitzgerald Kennedy
President of the United States

The youngest man ever to be elected to US nation's highest office, he had served as a United States Naval Officer in the South Pacific during World War II and there commanded the PT-109. During an attack by a Japanese cruiser, he is credited with saving the lives of his crew. On his return home following the war he was elected to the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts and later to the United States Senate from that state. He was elected to the Presidency in November 1960, defeating then-Vice President Richard M. Nixon by one of the smallest margins in history. He was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963 as he rode in an open motorcade in that city. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery on November 25, 1963 and his gravesite is one of the most visited spots in the cemetery.

Address: Arlington, VA.
Directions: Metro Stop: Arlington, the cemetary is in walking distance. Across the Potomac from the Lincoln Memorial.
Phone: (703) 607-8000
Website: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.org

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