JFK Gravesite Photos via My Son Mark

These photos of the children at the JFK gravesite were on a hard drive but my son Mark found them tonight.  They were to accompany the JFK post on November 22nd.     He said to me on the phone, when I was considering whether to post them or not, “Mom, it’s still fifty years”.

I have some of my first photos from February 1964 of the JFK grave as I traveled there from New Jersey to Washington DC with my parents when there was a little white picket fence and snow.  I’ll have to dig in a box in the bottom of an upstairs closet to find those

Mark said all four of the kids were especially quiet and pensive as they stood by the graves. Here are the photos he took.

JFK and Kids

Maura JFK

Boys at JFK Tomb

Kids JFK

JFK

Earlier in November I read an article by Michael E. Ruane in the Washington Post –

At JFK’s funeral 50 years ago, a bugler’s broken note spoke for a grieving nation

Arlington House from tombArlington House, The Robert E Lee Memorial  as taken from the JFK gravesite below

6 thoughts on “JFK Gravesite Photos via My Son Mark

  1. Hard to believe it’s been 50 years already — until you think of all that’s transpired during the interim. Interesting that your Grandkids sensed the solemnity of the place. Very perceptive of them.

  2. There are 2 places in DC that get to me, the Kennedy Gravesite and the Vietnam Memorial. Those are excellent pictures of the kids learning about history.

  3. Thank you for sharing the photos.
    And- thank you for sharing the video too. The video was very touching. I never heard of that incident from the President JFK’s funeral until today on your post.

  4. Seeing your grandchildren, I see JFK’s actual children when they were young tots – and my heart goes out to all of them. 50 years later, but tragedy is still tragedy.

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