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13 Ways We Remember JFK Today

He appears to be the most memorialized president. Did his premature death lead to his global preeminence?

Nov. 21, 2013, noon

If the re­cent buzz sur­round­ing the 50th an­niversary of Kennedy’s death isn’t enough to cal­ib­rate Kennedy’s pop­ular­ity, try count­ing only a frac­tion of the monu­ments, places, and things that are named after him around the world.

The Belfer Center, on the Harvard Kennedy School of Government campus. National Journal
ROUTE DU PRESIDENT KENNEDY is the official name of Quebec Route 173, in Quebec, Canada. Kennedy was well-liked in predominantly Roman Catholic Quebec. This major highway is also known as the old path from Québec city to Boston, not far from the fallen president's birthplace. National Journal
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ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 19: The eternal flame burns at the gravesite of the 35th President of the United States John F. Kennedy, at Arlington National Cemetery, on November 19, 2013, in Arlington, Virginia. Friday November 22, 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination during his visit to Dallas, Texas, in 1963.  National Journal
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