WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama together with Bill and Hillary Clinton will visit the grave site of John F Kennedy next week, to mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination. The three Democratic Party champions, along with First Lady Michelle Obama, will lay a wreath close to the eternal flame that marks the resting place of the 35th US president at Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington. The poignant moment of remembrance will come two days before the November 22 half-century anniversary of Kennedy being gunned down in an open top limousine in Dallas, in a crime which traumatised the world. The White House said Obama would also give a speech on Wednesday evening honouring Kennedy’s legacy of service at a dinner honouring awardees of the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 17th, 2013.
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When a leader of a nations leaves behind, " legacy of service" like President Kennedy then people remember him with love and honour him like they are doing over there. How one envies such people for such leaders whose legacies are "service", especially when one feels under siege by gangs of charlatans who have nothing in their minds but self-interest and self-enrichment through multiple variety of corruption & trickery. What's legacy of our politicians, a history of robbing our resources and run, no don't even run, rob and rob even more and then let their children continue doing us in.