Georgetown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Church of the Holy Trinity
[Rendering of the Seal of the President of the United States]
Within the hallowed walls of the historic Church of the Holy Trinity in Georgetown, D.C. worshiped the late President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the first Catholic to hold that exalted office. This martyred chief executive also prayed in this church as a member of the House of Representatives and as a United States Senator when he resided in Georgetown. It was here that he attended his last Mass in Washington of the Feast of All Saints, November 1, 1963, shortly before his untimely death by an assassin’s bullet on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas.
May he rest in peace eternal.
(From Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem Requiem.)
[Rendering of Lt. Kennedy’s WWII motor torpedo boat, “PT-109"]
Erected by Holy Trinity Church.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionGovernment & Politics • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #35 John F. Kennedy series list.
Location. 38° 54.432′ N, 77° 4.213′ W. Marker is in Georgetown in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on 36th Street Northwest north of N Street Northwest, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1315 36th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Holy Trinity Parish (a few steps from this marker); The Black House (a few steps from this marker); La Casa Latina (within shouting distance of this marker); Holy Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to the Memory (within shouting distance of this marker); Holy Trinity Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Poulton Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); America's Oldest Catholic University (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,270 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 3, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.