90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Friday, November 23, 2012

JFK’s Hometown Marks Anniversary

Rangers place a wreath on the commemorative marker at the birthplace of John. F. Kennedy in Brookline, Mass. (National Park Service)

At this time in 1963 the nation was reeling from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22nd.

That day was a Friday and the days that followed and the images from them remain seared in the minds of millions of Americans.

It culminated in President Kennedy’s funeral as the shadows fell over Arlington National Cemetery on the following Monday, November 25th 1963.

On the day after the assassination, November 23, 1963, President Lyndon Johnson, who had taken the oath of office on the plane carrying the president’s body back to Washington, spoke to the nation.

The National Day of Mourning was marked in communities across the nation, including President Kennedy’s hometown, Brookline, Mass.

People gathered outside his birthplace at 83 Beals Street to pay their respects. They prayed and sang the National Anthem.

This Sunday, there will be a brief memorial at the home, which is now a national historic site, to mark the 49th anniversary of the assassination.


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

April 23 12 Comments

Iconic Images From Rock And Roll Photographer Henry Diltz

Crosby Stills and Nash, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, the Doors, the Eagles, all became his friends and subjects.

April 23 23 Comments

Police Shooting Of Tamir Rice Still An Open Wound In Cleveland

Five months after the 12-year-old was shot, Peter O'Dowd visits the neighborhood and speaks with Tamir's mother, Samaria Rice.

April 22 6 Comments

Saving Food Scraps From The Trash To Make Better Meals

Are you throwing away your broccoli stems and peach pits? Food writer and cookbook author Eugenia Bone says don't.

April 21 Comment

Photographing Armenian Lives Around the World

Photojournalist Scout Tufankjian started the Armenian Diaspora Project to explore what it means to be Armenian.