Monday, July 4, 2011

John F. Kennedy at Gettysburg

With this being the 148th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg I thought I would share what I think is a very cool post from Gettysburg Daily.

The Kennedys at the Eternal Light Peace Memorial
 on Oak Hill.
On March 31, 1963 John F. Kennedy and his family visited Gettysburg. One of the stops they made was at the Eternal Light Peace Memorial. Please click the link above to see some rare close up home video shot by Betty J. Ridinger Deitch. My how times have changed. It is said that Mrs. Kennedy got the idea for the eternal flame at John F. Kennedy's burial spot from their visit to Gettysburg.

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