WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2013/2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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FOUR DARK DAYS Four Dark Days in November 11★ 24★ 63 nA 11★ 25★ 63 (continued) CORTEGE ESCORTS KENNEDY'S FLAG-DRAPED CASKET to the Capitol Rotunda, where he lies in state for 21 hours as 250,000 people file by. n ON THIS NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING, the president is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, where his widow and his brothers, Bobby and Ted, light an eternal flame at his grave. ^^ At Jacqueline Kennedy's direction, the details of her husband's funeral services – from the drapings in the White House East Room to the horse-drawn caisson We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 3 / 2 0 1 4 carrying the president's casket – were modeled after the funeral of Abraham Lincoln. The cortege featured a riderless 68

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