News / USA

Presidents Obama, Clinton to Pay Tribute to JFK

This Nov. 22, 1963 file photo shows President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy upon their arrival at Dallas Airport shortly before President Kennedy was assassinated. This Nov. 22, 1963 file photo shows President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy upon their arrival at Dallas Airport shortly before President Kennedy was assassinated.
x
This Nov. 22, 1963 file photo shows President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy upon their arrival at Dallas Airport shortly before President Kennedy was assassinated.
This Nov. 22, 1963 file photo shows President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy upon their arrival at Dallas Airport shortly before President Kennedy was assassinated.
VOA News
President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy by laying a wreath near his grave site on Wednesday.

First Lady Michelle Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will take part in the ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington.

It will be part of a week of events remembering the nation's 35th president, assassinated at the age of 46.

The White House says Obama will also pay tribute to the slain president at a Wednesday dinner honoring the 2013 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The medal is the highest U.S. civilian award. The annual awards were initiated by Kennedy.

This year's recipients include former President Clinton, talk show host Oprah Winfrey and the late Sally Ride, an astronaut.

Kennedy, a popular U.S. president, was assassinated on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. His abrupt and violent death was one of the most traumatic events in U.S. history.

Investigators said Kennedy was killed by a lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. However, conspiracy theories have persisted over the years.

You May Like

Video Miami Cubans Divided on New US Policy

While older, more conservative Cuban Americans have promoted anti-Castro political movement for years, younger generations say economically, it is time for change More

2014 Sees Dramatic Uptick in Boko Haram Abductions

Militants suspected in latest mass kidnapping of over 100 people in Gumsuri, Nigeria on Sunday More

Video Cuba Deal Is Major Victory for Pope

Role of Francis hailed throughout US, Latin America - though some Cuban-American Catholics have mixed feelings More

This forum has been closed.
Comment Sorting
Comments
     
by: Yoshi from: Sapporo
November 18, 2013 12:05 AM
Before the 50th anniversary of husband's assasination, Arrival of Caroline Kennedy at Narita airport on November 15 was frequently reported on media and welcomed by most of the Japanese. While it is argued also in Japan if she could accomplish her missions as an ambasador with less practice on deplomacy, many critics assess and expect her to be able to advance deep tie and close relations between the two countries. It was also reported JFK had favored Japan and planned to visit Japan as the first incumbent American president just before he was killed. The shocking video crip of his last in Dallas was the first one broadcasted from the US to Japan over satellite in 1966. Thank you.


by: Bearman from: U.S.A.
November 17, 2013 6:06 PM
President Obama would do well to remember what President Kennedy said. "Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country." It is not the duty of government to provide everything for it's citizenry. On another short note, JFK was a life member of the NRA.

Featured Videos

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Sudan School Becomes Target of Aerial Attacksi
X
December 19, 2014 12:45 AM
The school dropout rate is at an all-time high in Sudan's South Kordofan state because many schools have been destroyed during the three-year civil war between the government and SPLA-N rebel forces. Adam Bailes visited Sudan's Nuba Mountains' region and reports many children are simply too scared to go to school
Video

Video Sudan School Becomes Target of Aerial Attacks

The school dropout rate is at an all-time high in Sudan's South Kordofan state because many schools have been destroyed during the three-year civil war between the government and SPLA-N rebel forces. Adam Bailes visited Sudan's Nuba Mountains' region and reports many children are simply too scared to go to school
Video

Video VOA Reporter Tours Devastated Peshawar School

Islamist militants wearing military uniforms and strapped with explosives attacked a military run school Tuesday in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. At least 141 people were killed in the horrific attack, most of them young students. VOA reporter Ayaz Gul visited the devastated school and attended the funeral of the principal who courageously tried to save her students from the deadly attack.
Video

Video Nigerians Fleeing Boko Haram Languish in Camp Near Capital

In its five-year effort to impose Islamic law in northeastern Nigeria, the Boko Haram extremist group has killed thousands of people and forced hundreds of thousands to flee. Some of those who ran for their lives now live in squalor on the edges of the capital, Abuja. Chris Stein reports for VOA.
Video

Video Putin Says Russian Economy Will Emerge Stronger

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his country's sinking economy will not only recover but also become stronger, despite falling oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports.
Video

Video Detained Turkish Journalists Follow Teachings of US-Based Preacher

The Turkish government’s jailing of critical journalists has sparked international condemnation and is being seen as an effort to undermine the followers of an ailing Turkish preacher based in the United States. VOA religion reporter Jerome Socolovsky has more.
Video

Video ‘Anti-Islamization’ Marches Increase Tensions In Germany

Anti-immigrant rallies in Germany have been building in recent weeks, peaking Monday night in the city of Dresden where tens of thousands of people turned out to demonstrate against what they call the ‘Islamization’ of the West. Germany has offered asylum to more Syrian refugees than any other country, and this appears to have set off the protests. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
Video

Video Aceh Rebuilt Decade After Tsunami, But Scars Remain

On December 26, 2004 there was an earthquake in the Indian Ocean so powerful it caused the Earth’s axis to wobble a few centimeters. Onshore on the island of Sumatra, the resulting tsunami was devastating. A decade later, VOA Correspondent Steve Herman reports from Banda Aceh, Indonesia, where although there is little remaining evidence of the physical devastation, the psychological scars among survivors remain.
Video

Video Refugees Living in Kenya Long for Peace in the Home Countries

Kenya is host to numerous refugees seeking safe haven from conflict. Immigrants from Somalia face challenges in their new lives in Kenya. Ahead of International Migrants Day (December 18) Lenny Ruvaga has more for VOA News from the Kenyan capital.

All About America

AppleAndroid