John F. Kennedy Memorial

John F. Kennedy Memorial

The Concourse Benton Blvd, Kansas City, MO

Dedicated: May 29, 1965
Medium: Sandstone , Limestone, Bronze
Park: The Concourse
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. A gas eternal flame, donated by Joseph Jr. and Michael Cirese, was mounted on top. It was replaced in 2021 with an electric lantern-style bulb that simulates a flame. Below the bas-relief are inscriptions carved into the stone.


“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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