Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

kennedyoJuly 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis skyrocketed to international attention as the glamorous wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy. However, in the years after JFK’s assassination, Jackie did not fade away and maintained a relatively high profile. In 1968, she married shipping magnate, Aristotle Onassis, and became – now, no longer entitled to Secret Service protection – a popular target for photographers and paparazzi. After Onassis died in 1975, Jackie committed herself to personal work. She worked as an editor and spent a lot of time campaigning for the preservation of historic landmarks and architecture. Throughout her life, she was a leading icon in fashion often setting trends both intentionally and unintentionally. In 1994, “Jackie O” contracted non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and died a few months later in a New York hospital at the age of 64.

Burial

Arlington National Cemetery – Arlington, VA

kennedy - sept 2003

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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