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    2002 Winning Essay by Emily Ullman

    Emily Ullman, a 17 year-old senior at the Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology in Hackensack, New Jersey, was honored by Caroline Kennedy and other members of President Kennedy's family during a May 6, 2002 ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston for her prize-winning entry in the national John F. Kennedy Profile in Coura...

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    NASA Moon Landing

    On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 astronauts—Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr.—realized President Kennedy's dream. At 8:18 p.m. ET, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first two individuals to ever land on the moon. Six hours later, Neil Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface.

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    USS John F. Kennedy

    At an official naming ceremony at the JFK Library on Sunday May 29th, 2011, the US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the nuclear powered aircraft carrier, CVN79, would be called the USS John F. Kennedy. The announcement, was made on what would have been the 94th birthday of John F. Kennedy,29th. Attending the ceremony were Caroline ...

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    Online Ready Reference

    Here you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions, transcripts of selected speeches given by John F. Kennedy, a summary of legislation passed or proposed during President Kennedy’s administration, and other helpful resources.

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    A distinguished bipartisan committee of political and community leaders annually selects the New Frontier Award recipients based on their contributions to the public and their embodiment of the forward-looking public idealism to which President Kennedy hoped young Americans would aspire.

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    Dan Fenn Awardees ('87-'01)

    Former Recipients of Dan Fenn Award The Dan Fenn Award for Political Leadership was established by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in 1987 to honor a Massachusetts elected official aged 35 years or younger who demonstrated outstanding and effective political leadership in addressing or resolving a public polic...

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    President Kennedy's Casket Lying in State
    24-25 November 1963

    Accession Number: PX65-34:103 Description: Bird's eye view of President Kennedy's casket laying in state in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building.

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    Chicken Fat

    Accession Number: MR2008-63. Description: Chicken Fat, also known as “The Youth Fitness Song.”  Composed for President Kennedy’s Physical Fitness Program. Recordings of this song were sent to school districts throughout the United States to accompany the official U.S. Physical Fitness program of the President’s Cou...

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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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President Kennedy speaks with actress Diahann Carroll

PX89-13:31 President Kennedy speaks with actress Diahann Carroll

Accession Number: PX89-13-31 Description: President John F. Kennedy s...