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The Grave of Bobby Kennedy by Cora Wandel

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Robert F. Kennedy, also known as “Bobby”, was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on November 20, 1925, into a family that would become a political dynasty in American politics. His older brother, John F. Kennedy, was elected President of the United States in 1960, but his presidency was cut short by an assassin’s bullet on November 22, 1963. His younger brother, Edward M. Kennedy, served as a Senator for 46 years and when he died on August 25, 2009, he had been the fourth longest serving senator in United States history.

Robert F. Kennedy also had his life cut short by an assassin’s bullet when as a front-runner for the Democratic Party’s nominee for President, he was shot by Sirhan Sirhan on June 5, 1968, shortly after winning the California presidential primary.

The three Kennedy brothers are buried close together in Arlington National Cemetery. Their graves make an arch with President Kennedy buried at one extreme and Edward M. Kennedy at the other extreme of the arch, with a distance between their burial sites of 100 feet. Their middle brother, Robert F. Kennedy, is buried in the center of the arch, with equal distances separating him from his two brothers.

This is a photograph of Robert F. Kennedy’s grave in Arlington National Cemetery following a snowstorm.

Thank you to the groups “Amazing Graves”, “Color Me a Rainbow” and “Virginia” for featuring this photograph.

Camera: Canon Rebel XTi 400D
(ISO: 400; SS: 1/4000; AV: 6.3; Lens: 17-85mm)


  • Joseph Rieg
    Joseph Riegalmost 5 years ago

    Nice perspective on the cross, Cora. The snow on the grave makes the site look so permanent and eternal.

  • Thank you Joseph!

    – Cora Wandel

  • Crowmanic
    Crowmanicalmost 5 years ago

    I heard that they were very hormonal… must be to do with adrenalin, “power” and testosterone? The photo is very solemn, cold, isolated, and the shadow, eternal.

  • Thank you David!

    – Cora Wandel

  • Matthew Jones
    Matthew Jonesalmost 5 years ago

    very impressive peice of work!

  • Thank you!

    – Cora Wandel

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  • Thank you KJ!

    – Cora Wandel

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 5 years ago

  • Thank you Francis!

    – Cora Wandel

  • DavidROMAN
    DavidROMANalmost 5 years ago

    This brings back too many memorys of a history full of violence and good men who tried to make a difference.
    Lovely image,

  • Thank you David, and yes, it does bring back the memories you write of . . . it was a tough decade to grow up in.

    – Cora Wandel

  • CynLynn
    CynLynnalmost 5 years ago

    wonderful! excellent work!

  • Thank you Cindy!

    – Cora Wandel

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaalmost 5 years ago

    Cora, your work always makes me stop and stare at the art. I love the simplicity you captured with your shot, yet the turmoil it respresents from your written words. You rock, Cora!! ;) Karen

  • Karen, thank you for your wonderful comment, you are always so supportive and I appreciate it very much.

    – Cora Wandel

  • robmac
    robmacalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot Cora brings back memories for sure

  • Thank you Rob!

    – Cora Wandel

  • Karirose
    Karirosealmost 5 years ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature!!

    – Cora Wandel

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