What John F. Kennedy Means to Me
Our opening week concluded with a very special event on May 29, John F. Kennedy's birthday. Each year, park rangers work extensively with third graders from the Edward Devotion School—one of Brookline's public elementary schools—to help them learn about not only John F. Kennedy, but also Jack, the little boy living in Brookline who would grow up to be president. Jack is particularly significant character for these students not only because he is their age, but also because he attended their school. Following a month of study, students write their first essay describing what John F. Kennedy means to them. Then, the class comes together to write a poem about JFK as well as selecting a winning essay. On Wednesday, park rangers and local dignitaries shared these poems and announced the winning essays. The program concluded with the third graders singing "Forever Young" and "Happy Birthday."
Join the Conversation
During our week of celebration, we enjoyed digital conversations with those unable to come to the site in person on our facebook page. Check out these comments (or leave your own) along with photos, updates and stories from the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site at www.facebook.com/jfkennedynhs. You do not need an account to view the page.
Missed this event but still want to come visit the site? The site is open Wednesday-Sunday, 9:30am-5pm. Click here for more information to plan your visit.