The Grave of Bobby Kennedy

Cora Wandel

Washington, D.C., United States

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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)

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