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Kennedys Observe 24th Anniversary of President's Slaying

November 23, 1987|Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Members of the Kennedy family marked the 24th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination Sunday by placing white roses on his grave and that of brother Robert F. Kennedy.

Ethel Kennedy, widow of Robert Kennedy, and four of their children visited the grave sites in Arlington National Cemetery at about 11:30 a.m., said Kerri Childress, historian for the cemetery.

Earlier in the day, Evelyn Lincoln, who was President Kennedy's personal secretary, laid a single rose at his grave.

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) was traveling over the weekend but had paid a visit to his brothers' grave sites on Friday, which was Robert Kennedy's birthday, according to Melody Miller, a spokesman for his office.

President Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, as he rode in a motorcade in Dallas.

Robert Kennedy was slain in June, 1968, as he was campaigning in Los Angeles for the Democratic presidental nomination.

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