Historical Notes: Be at Peace, Dear Jack . . .

Nearly 40 months after the assassination, the body of John F. Kennedy last week was moved to its final resting place—a gentle hillside in Arlington National Cemetery about 20 feet from his original grave. Alongside him lay two of his children, Patrick Bouvier, who lived for only two days after his birth in 1963, and a little girl who was stillborn in 1956 and whose grave was marked simply DAUGHTER.

Workmen shifted the three caskets in the evening gloom, laboring under harsh spotlights. Among the few spectators were Senators Robert and Edward Kennedy, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara and Boston's...

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