Irish Army Cadets performing 'Rifle drill' ceremony as a part of funeral services for President John Kennedy.
Washington DC Date:1963, November 25 Duration:4 min 54 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Funeral of President John F. Kennedy. View of U.S. Military units of Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard at Arlington National Cemetery. Dignitaries and mourners arrive. Flag-draped casket is placed on open grave by pallbearers. Irish Army Guard, drawn from the 37th Cadet Class of the Irish Army, performs 'Rifle drill' ceremony as Honor Guard holds stretched flag over grave. (They were invited by Mrs. Kennedy, as JFK had been impressed by the cadets during his recent visit to his ancestral home. ) After the drill they march away from the graveside. Dignitaries and mourners move in closer. Richard Cardinal Cushing reciting prayer at the grave.
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