Title: Fact of the Day
Fact: When John F. Kennedy was assassinated, his younger brother, Robert, urged that the grave be adorned with a simple white cross. He was overruled by his brother’s widow, Jackie. After Robert was assassinated five years later, he was laid to rest near his brother, the grave marked with a simple, white wooden cross. The same now adorns the nearby grave of Edward “Ted” Kennedy. They are the only two wooden crosses in Arlington National Cemetery.