John Kennedy's casket lies in state in the U.S. Capitol and is carried to St. Matthew's Cathedral for Pontifical Funeral Mass.
Washington DC USA Date:1963, November 25 Duration:5 min 25 sec Sound:Yes
Funeral services for former U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Washington DC. A horse-drawn caisson with President Kennedy's flag-draped casket moves along Pennsylvania Avenue and heads for the U.S. Capitol. U.S. President Lyndon Johnson, former President Kennedy's wife Jacqueline Kennedy and his brother Robert Kennedy get off a car outside the Capitol. President Kennedy's casket lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda. President Johnson places a wreath in front of the casket. Jacqueline Kennedy moves towards the casket along with her daughter Caroline. Thousands lined up outside the Capitol to view the casket. People cry in the Rotunda of Capitol. The cortège to Saint Matthew's Cathedral shows dignitaries and leaders from all over the world walking along a road. The casket is carried by pallbearers into the cathedral for a Pontifical Funeral Mass followed by dignitaries. Priests conduct the ceremonies in the cathedral. Richard Cardinal Cushing conducts the Pontifical Requiem Mass. The casket is carried back to the caisson by the pallbearers.
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