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JFK's Legacy Re-Examined as National Park Service Readies for Events

Commemoration of JFK boyhood home and panel discussion with presidential biographers planned

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    Celebrating the Legacy of JFK

    John F. Kennedy would have celebrated his 100th birthday on May 29. Several events marked the day, including a new exhibit of the former president's personal items at the JFK Library.

    (Published Monday, May 29, 2017)

    The National Park Service is marking two Kennedy milestones this week.

    On Wednesday, events are planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site at JFK's boyhood home in Brookline.

    That same day would have been the slain president's 102nd birthday.

    Organizers say a special commemoration will be held starting at 10 a.m. with the theme, "What JFK means to me.'' At 2 p.m., presidential biographers Fredrik Logevall, David Nasaw and Barbara Perry will participate in a panel discussion examining the legacy of the nation's 35th president.

    Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of JFK's Birth

    [NECN] Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of JFK's Birth

    One hundred years after the birth of President John F. Kennedy, thousands of people visited his presidential library in Boston to view its new exhibit.

    (Published Monday, May 29, 2017)

    The park service leads tours of the house where the Kennedy family began its rise to national prominence.

    Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

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