Talk:State funeral of John F. Kennedy

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Article restructure[edit]

I plan to restructure this article to reflect what is in The Last Salute. SNIyer12, (talk), 00:41, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

I'm not using The Last Salute. I'm using various sources to put this article together and citing every source. There will be peer review of this article. – SNIyer12, (talk), 18:49, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

Truman[edit]

Did former President Truman attend the funeral? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 140.194.192.100 (talk) 21:45, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

The only former president that did not attend was Herbert Hoover. This meant Truman and Eisenhower were there. -- SNIyer12, (talk), 20:10, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

quotation mark out of place[edit]

Where does the fourth quotation mark belong in this sentence, unless there should be two? There cannot be three.

Merle Miller quoted [Johnson] as having said, "Walking in the procession was especially one of the most difficult decisions I had to make," but it was something he could do, should do, would do, and did so." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.136.7.211 (talk) 23:57, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

I think this is really a quote within a quote (which makes the sentence kind of awkward), though I don't have the book so I'm just guessing. I'm guessing this should actually read:
The new president, Lyndon B. Johnson, his wife, Lady Bird and their two daughters, Luci and Lynda, also marched in the procession, though he was told not to do so because of the assassination. LBJ recounted his experiences in his memoirs saying, "I remember marching behind the caisson to St. Matthew's Cathedral. The muffled rumble of drums set up a heartbreaking echo." Merle Miller quoted him as having said, "Walking in the procession was especially one of the most difficult decisions I had to make." When he moved into the Oval Office the next day, there was a letter from Mrs. Kennedy on his desk which started by thanking him for marching in the procession. Don Lammers (talk) 11:27, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

Caroline and John Jr.[edit]

The following line has been removed from the main article, "Burial" section:

"(Incorrect: The video of the service at the grave shows Caroline Kennedy, at least, at her mother's side.)"

Actually, I have found no video or photographic evidence that Caroline Kennedy was present at the graveside service in Arlington Cemetery. Perhaps the individual who wrote the statement above mistook one of Caroline's cousins, who was sitting on the front row of the family section, or another, sitting behind Jacqueline Kennedy, for Caroline. Photos exist of Jacqueline Kennedy visiting the grave site at Arlington with Caroline and John Jr. in the days following the funeral, after a picket fence surrounding the grave had been erected.

In any case, such a statement belongs under the Talk tab, not in the main article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.171.25.132 (talk) 13:50, 31 December 2013 (UTC)