JFK’s legacy re-examined as 2 Kennedy milestones are marked

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John F. Kennedy is shown in this undated photo. (AP Photo)

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — The National Park Service is marking two Kennedy milestones this week.

On Wednesday, events are planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site at JFK’s boyhood home in Brookline.

That same day would have been the slain president’s 102nd birthday.

Organizers say a special commemoration will be held starting at 10 a.m. with the theme, “What JFK means to me.” At 2 p.m., presidential biographers Fredrik Logevall, David Nasaw, and Barbara Perry will participate in a panel discussion examining the legacy of the nation’s 35th president.

The park service leads tours of the house where the Kennedy family began its rise to national prominence.

Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

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