Three days later, #AlanShepard traveled to the White House to receive a NASA Distinguished Service Medal from President John F. Kennedy. 5/8/61 @JFKLibrary 📷: Presentation of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal to astronaut Commander Alan B. Shepard.
Disneyland had only closed a handful of times before, including in 1963 on a national day of mourning for President John F. Kennedy.
On this day in 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. A horrible day.
"Let us carry his legacy forward." —President Obama on President John F. Kennedy, born 98 years ago today
On this day, 58 years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed a Presidential Proclamation calling for the American flag to be flown at the Marine Corps War Memorial at all times during the day and night.