Kennedy Memorial - Yad Kennedy


At the southwest outskirts of Jerusalem, in the same general direction of Hadassah Medical Center, is Yad Kennedy, reached by following the winding mountain roads past Aminadav Moshav (road 3877). 
 
On top of an 825 m, high mountain is a monument in the shape of a cut tree trunk, symbolizing a life cut short; dedicated to the memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States of America, who was assassinated in 1963. 51 columns, each bearing the emblem of a state of the Union, plus the district Colombia, encircle the mountaintop memorial. An eternal flame burns in the very centre. The site was opened in 1966 with funds donated by Jewish communities in the USA. The monument and adjoining picnic grounds are part of the John F. Kennedy Peace Forest.

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