A Tribute to President John F. Kennedy

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 1:30pm

A Nation Remembers: A Tribute to President John F. Kennedy
November 22, 2013, 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. ET
Watch live online at www.jfklibrary.org

Today at 1:30pm ET, the Kennedy Library invites the public to join a special live webcast of a musical tribute in honor of the memory of President Kennedy, featuring award-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor; award-winning saxophonist Paul Winter and the Paul Winter Sextext, which was invited by Jacqueline Kennedy to be the first jazz ensemble ever to play at the White House; and the United States Naval Academy Women's Glee Club. Each group will perform musical selections including two pieces from the President's State Funeral.

In addition to the musical performance, special guests will read excerpts from President Kennedy's most notable speeches. Special guests include Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick; director-counsel emeritus of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fundand former Peace Corps volunteer to Turkey, Elaine Jones; US Naval Commander, Navy SEAL, and NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy, who just returned from six months on the International Space Station; Richard Blanco, poet for the 2013 U.S. presidential inauguration; and Sarah Groustra, an 8th grade student from the Edward Devotion School in Brookline, Massachusetts that John F. Kennedy attended as a child.