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    United States Flag that covered President Kennedy's Casket

    Maker: Valley Forge Flag Company (American, founded in 1882) Materials: cotton The United States flag used to adorn President John F. Kennedy's coffin.  On the upper left corner of the front of the flag is the number 2 written in pencil, representing the number of the seamstress who stitched the flag.  This flag was presented to Mrs. John...

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    Black Jack's Saber and Scabbard

    Medium: Steel, wood Dimensions: Overall: 36 1/2 in. (92.7 cm) In the funeral procession, a magnificent black gelding, with an empty saddle, saber, and boots reversed in the stirrups, followed the caisson bearing President Kennedy's coffin. The riderless horse is one of the highest military honors bestowed upon the fallen.  This saber with...

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    Robert Ford (2012)

    Robert S. Ford began serving a recess appointment as the U.S. Ambassador to Syria in January  2011; his appointment was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in October 2011. He is the first  American ambassador posted to Damascus since 2005, when the U.S. withdrew its diplomatic presence amid tensions over the Iraq war, human rights complaints, and the ...

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    Green Beret

    This green beret was left by the eternal flame at the grave site of President John F. Kennedy by Command Sergeant Major Francis Ruddy on the day of the President's funeral.   President Kennedy championed the role of Special Forces and authorized the wearing of the green beret on October 12, 1961.  This beret is displayed in his memory and...

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    A Nation Remembers

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy, thirty-fifth President of the United States, was assassinated on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas.  President Kennedy’s funeral and procession to Arlington National Cemetery were filled with the solemn pomp and pageantry befitting an epic tragedy.  If the vile act of the assassination shook the nation, th...

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    Last Round of Salute Fired over John F. Kennedy's Grave

    75mm blank shell of the last round  fired from the Old Guard antitank gun during the funeral of President John F. Kennedy over his grave.  The shell is engraved: on front "The Last  Round of the Salute Fired Over the Grave of John Fitzgerald Kennedy 25 November 1963 President of the United States", and on back "Shell Fired By Gun Pla...

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    Iconic Artifacts from Funeral of President Kennedy to be Displayed at JFK Library
    47/19/2013

    Boston, MA – The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum today announced that on November 22, 2013 it will unveil a special new display, A Nation Remembers, presenting a selection of artifacts from the state funeral of President Kennedy. Several of the objects featured have never before been displayed publicly.

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Last Round of Salute Fired over John F. Kennedy's Grave

Last Round of Salute Fired over John F. Kennedy's Grave

75mm blank shell of the last round  fired from the Old Guard antitank gun during the ...