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Caroline Kennedy's daughter pays respects to JFK at British memorial

Tatiana Schlossberg speaks at British service to mark 50th anniversary of her grandfather U.S. President John F. Kennedy's death.
Posted By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com   |   Nov. 24, 2013 at 1:56 PM   |   Comments

Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Fifty years after the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, his granddaughter, Tatiana Schlossberg, honored the leader's legacy at a memorial erected to him in Berkshire, England.

The 23-year-old daughter of Kennedy's eldest child, Caroline Kennedy, spoke solemnly of her grandfather's legacy Friday at a small ceremony at the site of the memorial, which was unveiled in 1965, the New York Daily News reported.

"For me, my grandfather lives in my imagination, in his words, and in the lessons he has left us," Schlossberg said. "Throughout my life, I have been able to connect with him through the study of history.

"Today is a difficult day because it is a reminder of a moment of profound sadness for my family, for America, and for the world."

The memorial, which includes a quote from Kennedy's inaugural address, is located in Runnymeade Meadow overlooking the site of the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215.

Schlossberg read aloud the quote at the ceremony.

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty,” the stone reads.

Schlossberg is a recent graduate of Yale University and works as a reporter in New Jersey. She is the middle child of Caroline Kennedy. Older sister Rose Schlossberg works as a videographer in New York City and the two have a younger brother, Jack.

[New York Daily News]

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