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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   |   Comments

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(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.

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