JFK gravesite eternal flame restored

Crews used a torch to carry the eternal flame from a temporary location back to its permanent spot next to President John F. Kennedy's tomb at Arlington National Cemetery.
Posted By Gabrielle Levy   |   Oct. 29, 2013 at 5:34 PM
1 of 3
| License Photo

(UPI) -- The eternal flame burning at President John F. Kennedy's gravesite has been restored to its proper place, following months at a temporary slot while crews made repairs.

Less than a month before the 50th anniversary of the president's assassination, workers on Tuesday moved the flame back to its permanent burner, using a torch to carry it from the temporary burner where it has been visible to tourists since April.

The permanent burner, which protrudes from a stone in the ground next to Kennedy's tomb at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, received new gas lines and a more efficient burners.

Related UPI Stories
Top Stories
Why the fake braces trend may be dangerous for users
Jared Leto 'stopped eating' for his 'Dallas Buyer's Club' role
Kelly LeBrock arrested for DUI
Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady drop $14M on Manhattan home
Brandi Brandt faces drug charges in Australia