Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of JFK

UnknownOn the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun will speak at a commemorative event at the official British memorial to John F. Kennedy.

Ambassador Barzun will be joined by President Kennedy’s granddaughter Tatiana Schlossberg and Lord Hill, the Leader of the House of Lords.

This event honours the President’s life and his contribution to Anglo-American relations will includes the planting of an oak sapling from Windsor Great Park and the laying of four wreaths:

  • On behalf of the President of the United States by the Ambassador HE Matthew Barzun,
  • On behalf of the Kennedy family by Tatiana Schlosberg,
  • On behalf of Her Majesty’s Government by Lord Hill, and
  • On behalf of the Kennedy Memorial Trust by Professor Tony Badger

The Kennedy Memorial is situated at Runnymede, the meadow on the banks of the Unknown-1Thames where King John sealed the Magna Carta in 1215. The memorial is held by the Kennedy Trust and maintained by the National Trust. The Memorial was erected through public subscription in 1965 and the site was given to the people of the United States. Technically, this is the only American soil in the United Kingdom.

 

With thanks to the National Trust for the information to release!

 

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About Roger Nield MBE

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