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John F. Kennedy Lies in State in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda

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John F. Kennedy Lies in State in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda
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On November 23 to 24, 1963, John F. Kennedy lay in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. More than 250,000 people waited up to ten hours in lines that often stretched 40 blocks paid their respects to the slain president. The shocked nation was in deep, collective mourning.

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