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Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

A small new exhibit at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum marking the 50th anniversary of the assignation of the 35th President of the United States includes never-before-displayed artifacts from his three-day state funeral, such as the American flag which draped the president's casket p…

November 18, 2013 5:19 am
Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

A small new exhibit at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum marking the 50th anniversary of the assignation of the 35th President of the United States includes never-before-displayed artifacts from his three-day state funeral, such as the saddle, boots and sword which sat atop the riderles…

November 18, 2013 5:19 am
Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

BOSTON | There's no shortage of places for people to share memories of where they were 50 years ago when they found out John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. But a website debuting Monday aims to take the focus from past to future by asking people of all ages — even those who weren't alive …

November 18, 2013 5:19 am Photos

Photos

Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

A small new exhibit at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum marking the 50th anniversary of the assignation of the 35th President of the United States includes never-before-displayed artifacts from his three-day state funeral, such as this drawing by Chicago Sun-Times editorial cartoonist …

November 18, 2013 5:19 am
Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

A small new exhibit at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum marking the 50th anniversary of the assignation of the 35th President of the United States includes never-before-displayed artifacts from his three-day state funeral, such as this "green beret" laid at the grave of the fallen pres…

November 18, 2013 5:19 am
JFK: Mementos kept 50 years mark awful day

JFK: Mementos kept 50 years mark awful day

DALLAS | The mementos are everywhere, preserved for five decades by people who wish they could forget: Letters of grief and thanks, in a widow's hand. An unwanted wedding band. A rose stained with blood.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

Dr. Michael Ellsasser, formerly of the Dallas Parkland Memorial Hospital, holds one of Jacqueline Kennedy's roses, which he encased in Lucite in Lubbock, Texas. In the empty trauma room after President John F. Kennedy died, two young residents noticed the first lady's roses, discarded and bl…

November 17, 2013 12:00 am
JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2013 AND THEREAFTER - This Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 photo of an Associated Press teletype news bulletin from Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 shows news that President Kennedy had died after being shot in Dallas. The message reads, "TWO PRIESTS STEPPED OUT OF PARKLAND HO…

November 15, 2013 12:47 pm
JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2013 AND THEREAFTER - This Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 photo of an Associated Press teletype news bulletin from Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 shows news that President Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. The document is in the AP Corporate Archives in New York. (AP Photo/Ma…

November 15, 2013 12:47 pm
JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2013 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - This Nov. 22, 1963 file photo shows the movie theater where Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested after U.S. President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas. The Warren Commission said Oswald left the book depository moments afte…

November 15, 2013 12:47 pm
JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2013 AND THEREAFTER - This Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 photo of an Associated Press teletype news bulletin from Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 shows early news that President Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. The document kept is in the AP Corporate Archives in New York. (…

November 15, 2013 12:47 pm
JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2013 AND THEREAFTER - In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 photo, Dr. Robert McClelland holds the blood stained shirt he was wearing Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 when he treated President John F. Kennedy in the emergency room of the Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.…

November 15, 2013 12:47 pm
JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2013 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, women burst into tears outside Parkland Hospital upon hearing that President John F. Kennedy died from a shooting while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. (AP Photo/File)

November 15, 2013 12:47 pm
JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2013 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, President John F. Kennedy slumps down in the back seat of the Presidential limousine as it speeds along Elm Street toward the Stemmons Freeway overpass in Dallas after being fatally shot. …

November 15, 2013 12:47 pm
JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2013 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 photo from the White House via the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library in Boston, Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as president as Jacqueline Kennedy stands at his side in the cabin of the presidential plane…

November 15, 2013 12:47 pm
JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2013 AND THEREAFTER - In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 photo, John Brewer stands next to memorabilia at his home in Austin, Texas. Brewer helped direct police to Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas' Texas Theatre after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Frida…

November 15, 2013 12:47 pm
JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2013 AND THEREAFTER - This Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 photo of an Associated Press teletype news bulletin from Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 shows early news that President Kennedy had been shot in Dallas, in the AP Corporate Archives in New York. The document is timed …

November 15, 2013 12:47 pm
JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2013 AND THEREAFTER - In this Oct. 15, 2013 photo, Marie Tippit, left, widow of slain Dallas Police officer J.D. Tippit, hugs her son Curtis Tippit after an interview about her husband in Dallas. Curtis is the youngest son of Tippit, who was killed by Lee Har…

November 15, 2013 12:47 pm
JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2013 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Dec. 5, 1963 file photo, Ruth Hyde Paine stands outside her home Irving, Texas. At the house on the morning of Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald made coffee, dressed for work, then paused before leaving his wife, Ma…

November 15, 2013 12:47 pm
JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

JFK: Mementoes kept 50 years mark awful day

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2013 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 file photo, Ruth Hyde Paine, who offered up her home and lent other aid to the Lee Harvey Oswald family prior to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, speaks to the Sonoma Valley Hi…

November 15, 2013 12:47 pm
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