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John F. Kennedy Memorial

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    Location

    The Concourse Benton Blvd, Kansas City, MO

    Park:

    1. Kessler Park

    Dedicated: May 29, 1965

    Description:
    This memorial to the late President was donated by the Campo-Manfre-Barbieri Legion Post No. 151.  The vertical slab structure is composed of sandstone on a limestone base with bronze bas-relief of the profile of John F. Kennedy on front. An eternal flame, donated by Joseph Jr. and Michael Cirese, is mounted on top. Below the bas-relief are inscriptions carved into the stone.

    Inscription:

    “John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1917-1963, President and Legionnaire.”

    “Dedicated by Campo-Manfre-Barbiere, Post 151 American Legion, Department of Missouri, May 29, 1965.”

    On limestone base: “Eternal Flame by Joseph Jr. and Michael Cirese; Deceased” on mounted bronze plaque.

     

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