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How We Remember Jack

Nov. 16, 2013, 2:30 a.m.

As we ap­proach the 50th an­niversary of John F. Kennedy’s as­sas­sin­a­tion, here is a look back at 10 icon­ic fa­cets of the 35th pres­id­ent. Even today, the pub­lic con­tin­ues to piece to­geth­er the mys­tique of a lead­er gone too soon.

Lt. Kennedy aboard the PT-109. (John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum/Flickr) National Journal
JFK leaving the Saint Stephen Martyr Catholic Church after mass. (AFP/Getty Images) National Journal
Caroline Kennedy kisses her father who was then U.S. Senator, D-Mass., John F. Kennedy, at the time. National Journal
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Delivering a speech on the topic of the Peace Corps to students at the University of Michigan Union. (University of Michigan/Flickr) National Journal
In the oval room of the White House, President John Kennedy receives on August 29, 1963 the leaders of the civil rights groups represented (from left to right) Willard Wirtz, Floyd McKissick, Matthew Arnan, Whitney Young, Reverend Martin Luther King, John Lewis, Rabbi Joachim Prinz, Eugene Carson Blake and Philip Randolph.  National Journal
President Kennedy signs the Foreign Assistance Act. (USAID Guatemala/Flickr) National Journal
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U.S. President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline, shortly before his assassination in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. National Journal
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