JFK's life, legacy to be celebrated on his centennial

Posted June 02, 2017

Today marks what would have been the 100th birthday of slain U.S. President John F. Kennedy. To mark that milestone, Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan today dedicated a Forever stamp commemorating the centennial of the birth of our nation's 35th President, John F. Kennedy. They come from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, which digitized records relating to his educational experience. Avedon took the photographs in 1961; they feature then President-elect Kennedy, his wife and their children in front of the white background Avedon was known for, according to the release. It will be available nationwide in Post Offices February 21.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III gave the keynote speech at the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site - JFK's birthplace and childhood home.

The museum has held several events this weekend to honor Kennedy's legacy.

Speaking about her father in the video released by the JFK Library in Boston, Caroline Kennedy says she has "thought about him and missed him every day" of her life. "Many of his key ideas are timeless".

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A ceremony was held Monday morning to honor the 35th US president at his gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas.

The life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy will be celebrated on the day he would have turned 100. In 1962, Kennedy resolved the Cuban Missile Crisis - a 13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union triggered by USA ballistic missiles deployed in Italy and Turkey and the subsequent deployment of Soviet ballistic missiles in Cuba.