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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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