• Short Summary

    THE BODY OF JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY TONIGHT (SUNDAY) LIES IN STATE IN THE CAPITOL BUILDING, WASHINGTON.

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    THE BODY OF JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY TONIGHT (SUNDAY) LIES IN STATE IN THE CAPITOL BUILDING, WASHINGTON.IT WAS SLOWLY BORNE ON A HORSE-DRAWN GUN CARRIAGE TO CAPITOL HILL FROM THE WHITE HOUSE.

    AT THE WHITE HOUSE THIS MORNING, MR.KENNEDY'S PERSONAL STAFF, CLOSE FRIENDS AND DIPLOMATS FILED PAST HIS COFFIN TO PAY HOMAGE.IT RESTED ON A CATAFALQUE IN THE EAST ROOM, GUARDED BY SERVICEMEN OF EACH OF THE FIGHTING FORCES.

    THE CATAFALQUE WAS LATER TRANSFERRED TO THE ROTUNDA OF THE CAPITOL.THIS WAS THE CATAFALQUE WHICH BORE THE BODY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AFTER HIS ASSASSINATION IN 1865.NEAR THE CATAFALQUE, UNDER THE HIGH DOME OF THE ROTUNDA, STOOD A STATUE OF LINCOLN HIMSELF.

    MEANWHILE , A MEMORIAL SERVICE WAS HELD AT WASHINGTON'S NATIONAL CATHEDRAL.THIS WAS JUST ONE OF THE MANY SERVICES HELD IN MANY PLACES TODAY--IN HIGH CHURCHES AND LOW CHURCHES, IN VILLAGES AND IN CITIES, THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

    BACK AT THE WHITE HOUSE, MR.KENNEDY'S PERSONAL EFFECTS WERE MOVED.AS WELL AS HIS PERSONAL PAPERS AND DOCUMENTS.THERE WERE TWO FAMOUS ROCKING-CHAIRS, IN WHICH HE HELD MANY A CONFERENCE WITH WORLD DIGNITARIES.

    TOMORROW FONTIFICAL MASS WILL BE SAID AT ST.MATTHEW'S CATHEDRAL, WASHINGTON, BY CARDINAL RICHARD CUSHING, OF BOSTON, MR.KENNEDY'S HOME TOWN.PRINCES, PRESIDENTS AND PRIME MINISTERS FROM ALL CONTINENTS WILL BE ATTENDED THE STATE FUNERAL SERVICE.

    AFTERWARDS, THE LATE PRESIDENT WILL BE BURIED - AT THE WISH OF HIS FAMILY --IN THE ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, THE SHRINE OR THE NATION'S HEROES.BEFORE HIS BODY IS LAID TO FINAL REST, A SHORT SERVICE WILL BE HELD IN THE CEMETERY CHAPEL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9NJS70SG8Z5M6762T5EBBBIOB
    Media URN:
    VLVA9NJS70SG8Z5M6762T5EBBBIOB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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