John F. Kennedy

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May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963

The 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the youngest man ever elected to the office when he defeated Richard Nixon in the 1960 election.  Charismatic and energetic, Kennedy ushered in an era of youthful optimism through his presidency. He was far more media and pop-culture savy than any previous administration and was the first President to regularly broadcast his press conferences live on television.

Of course, JFK was also known to have the occasional extramarital fling.  His personal life didn’t seem to overshadow his legacy as President, however. Especially since both were cut short on November 22, 1963 when Kennedy was gunned down while riding in an open-topped limousine through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, TX. The assassination was, of course, one of the most famous moments in American history and further elevated Kennedy’s place in the American consciousness for generations. Whether he was a good President or not hardly matters anymore.  His untimely death created something much larger.

Burial

Arlington National Cemetery – Arlington, VA

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Specific Location

Section 45 Grid U-35; If you can walk and read, you’ll have no trouble locating the large stone garden where John and Jackie Kennedy are buried. If the signs pointing to their location don’t help, you can always follow the crowds.

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