John F. Kennedy Gravesite – Memorial Day 2005

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The shadows of early-morning visitors fall on the grave of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, May 29, 2005. A simple ceremony to place a Memorial Day wreath at the grave included a prayer and a bugler playing taps. President Kennedy, assassinated November 22, 1963, would have been 88 today, his birthday.
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Major General Galen Jackman (C, facing wreath), commanding general of the Military District of Washington, adjusts a wreath as it is placed at the grave of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy as cemetery superintendent John Metzler (L) looks on at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, May 29, 2005. More than 260,000 people are buried at Arlington, and an average of 20 funerals are conducted there each day
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The Washington Monument (L) and U.S. Capitol dome are shown on the horizon as early-morning visitors pay their respects at the grave of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy, where a Memorial Day wreath was placed, at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, May 29, 2005. A simple ceremony to place the wreath included a prayer and a bugler playing taps
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