JFK+50: Volume 6, No. 1978JFK+50 VISITS ARLINGTON FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 1972
Arlington, Virginia (JFK+50) We visited Arlington National Cemetery for the first time at the age of 14 in 1962. We would have never imagined that when we visited again in 1966, John F. Kennedy would be among the dead buried there.
In 1972, we visited once again and not only paid our respects to the memory of President John F. Kennedy, but also to Senator Robert F. Kennedy who died in 1968. Although we visited Washington in 2003 and 2011, we did not get out to Arlington on either of those visits.
On this warm Sunday morning, June 12, 2016, we paid our respects to three Kennedy brothers, JFK, RFK and Edward M. Kennedy as well as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy whose remains now lie next to those of President Kennedy.
We were pleased to see the addition of a memorial marker to brother Joe Junior who lost his life in World War II and whose remains were never found. Another new gravestone we saw today was that of JFK's Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara.