Today at 1:30 p.m., we invite you to join a special live webcast of a musical tribute in honor of the memory of President Kennedy at www.jfklibrary.org.
Award-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor, saxophonist Paul Winter and the Paul Winter Sextext, and the United States Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club will perform musical selections including two from the President’s State Funeral.
They will be joined by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick; Elaine Jones, director-counsel emeritus of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy, Richard Blanco, poet for the 2013 U.S. presidential inauguration; and Sarah Groustra, an 8th grade student from the Edward Devotion School that JFK attended as a child, who will all read excerpts from a selection of President Kennedy’s most historic speeches.
The ceremony will include a moment of silence at 2 p.m., the time that the President’s death was announced to the nation.
In an effort to allow anyone in the world to join this remembrance, this event will be exclusively for an online audience. There will be no physical audience during these performances – simply the backdrop of the sea that the President loved so dearly as the ceremony is webcasted live at www.jfklibrary.org.