Boston, Middleburg, Washington (JFK+50) What do Boston, Massachusetts, Middleburg, Virginia and Washington, D.C. have in common? The answer: These were the cities where John F. Kennedy celebrated his three birthdays as President of the United States.
Boston was where JFK was born on May 29, 1917, ninety-eight years ago today. Middleburg was the location of the presidential retreat, Glen Ora and Washington, D.C. was where President Kennedy enjoyed what would sadly prove to be his last birthday in 1963.
PRESIDENT KENNEDY CELEBRATES 44th BIRTHDAY
Boston, Massachusetts (JFK+50) Fifty-four years ago today, May 29, 1961 President John F. Kennedy celebrated his 44th birthday at a dinner given in his honor at the Commonwealth Armory here in Boston.
JFK's guests included his priest, Richard Cardinal Cushing and his mother's obstetrician who delivered him, Dr. Frederick Good. Poet Robert Frost, who spoke at JFK's inaugural on January 20, 1961, was also present.
In his speech at the armory, the President talked of his upcoming trip to France. The President said...
"(a) close relationship must exist between France and the United States if the cause of freedom in the Atlantic community is to be preserved."
JFK, De Gaulle & Jackie
Elysee Palace, Paris (1961)
JFK Library Photo
PRESIDENT KENNEDY CELEBRATES 45TH BIRTHDAY
Middleburg, Virginia (JFK+50) Fifty-three years ago today, May 29, 1962, President John F. Kennedy celebrated his 45th birthday at the presidential retreat Glen Ora near Middleburg.
Arriving by helicopter with the President were Robert and Ethel Kennedy, Jean Kennedy Smith and Sargent and Eunice Shriver.
PRESIDENT KENNEDY CELEBRATES 46TH BIRTHDAY
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) Fifty-two years ago today, May 29, 1963, President John F. Kennedy celebrated his 46th birthday at the White House. The President was honored with a birthday cake at a party in the White House Navy Mess Hall.
In the evening, the President, along with twenty close friends and associates, continued the birthday celebration aboard the presidential yacht Sequoia.