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Kennedy Gravesite Gallery


Across from RFK's grave is a wall in which is inscribed with excerpts from several of his speeches.

The panel at left reads

It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

South Africa 1966

The two panels at right read

Aeschylus wrote: In our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart and in our despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.

What we need in the United States is not division. What we need in the United States is not hatred. What we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness, but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or they be black

Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: To tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of the world. Let us dedicate ourselves to that and say a prayer for our country and our people.

Indianapolis 1968

Granite wall with Kennedy quotes at Kennedy Gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery
Time picture taken Fri Jun 24 09:42:28 2011
Location picture taken Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
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