JFK's life, legacy is celebrated on his centennial

Undersecretary of the Navy Paul Fay sang "Hooray for Hollywood" at a yacht party in 1963 for then-president John F. Kennedy.

In Boston, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum was holding a celebration.

The image on the stamp is a 1960 photograph by Ted Spiegel of Kennedy when he was campaigning for president in Seattle. The artwork accompanying the stamp, showing Kennedy in a reflective pose, is a 1970 oil painting by Aaron Shikler (courtesy of the White House / White House Historical Association).

Kennedy, who was born in Brookline on May 29, 1917, was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963.

In Boston, the JFK Presidential Library will have free admission Monday just in time to view its new exhibit. Museum officials say thousands attended its events. A memorial service will also be held at the JFK Memorial.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a great-nephew of JFK, delivered the keynote at a ceremony held at the U.S. National Park, and a ceremony was held to honor the 35th U.S. president at his gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Kennedy announces that the United States will prepare to conduct nuclear weapons tests in the atmosphere. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier, according to executive director Steven Rothstein.

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History (14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW) is displaying nine photographs of Kennedy and his family in the museum's "The American Presidency" exhibition now through August 27, according to a press release from the museum. The Boston museum unveiled a new exhibit Friday featuring 100 original artifacts, documents and photographs from Kennedy's life and political career. "We fundamentally believe that JFK is a visionary who never goes out of style". Monday, May 29, 2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of Kennedy's birth.

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