2020 White House Historical Association Ornament

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The 2020 Official White House Historical Association Ornament honors the thirty-fifth president of the United States, John F. Kennedy (1961-1963). Kennedy's brief administration was tragically cut short by an assassin's bullet on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas.

Chosen for the image on the ornament is a replica of JFK's official portrait, by Aaron Shikler, that hangs in the White House today. Mrs. Kennedy requested a unique pose for the late president. Shikler chose to portray a man in deep thought with his arms folded across his chest rather than a frontal expression of his face.

The artwork is enhanced with a wide gold frame, adorned with JFK's initials and an American eagle. On the back of the ornament are the words, "President John F. Kennedy 1961-1963" and a quote by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, " The White House belongs to the American People."

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