Monday, November 25, 1963

An eternal flame at President John F. Kennedy's gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery was quickly constructed at the request of his widow. Command Sergeant Major Francis J. Ruddy of the U.S. Army Special Forces honored his fallen commander in chief by placing his Green Beret next to the flame.
     -- Photo from Corbis Images
* "Nov. 25, 1963: A president is buried" (Washington Post): @
* "JFK's Funeral: Photos from Arlington Cemetery" (LifeTime.com): @
* "The Funeral of John F. Kennedy": (photos, CBS Boston): @
* Funeral footage (from JFK Library): @
* Earlier post on Green Berets (September 25, 1961): @
* Ruddy's service record (from U.S. Army): @ 

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