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 assassinís bullet on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas.
May he rest in peace eternal.
(From Robert Louis Stevensonís poem Requiem.)
[Rendering of Lt. Kennedyís WWII motor torpedo boat, “PT-109"]
Erected by Holy Trinity Church.
Location. 38° 54.432′ N, 77° 4.213′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 36th Street, NW north of N Street, NW, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Holy Trinity Parish (a few steps from this marker); Holy Trinity Church (within shouting distance of this marker); America's Oldest Catholic University (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Restoration of Georgetownís Call Boxes (about 400 feet away); Hollywood on the Potomac (about 500 feet away); Prospect House (about 500 feet away); The Exorcist Steps (about 600 feet away); John Carroll (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,161 times since then and 54 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.