John F. Kennedy Memorial
1965: John F. Kennedy Memorial†
-† This memorial stands halfway up
the Cooper's Hill Slopes and overlooks
on ground previously belonging to the Crown and now the property of the
design of G.A. Jellicoe and was unveiled by HM Queen Elizabeth II on 14 May 1965 in the presence of President Kennedy's widow and children.
Visitors reach the memorial by treading a steep path of irregular granite steps, one for each year of Kennedy's life.
The inscription reads: 'This acre of English ground was given to the
John F. Kennedy, born 19th May, 1917: President of the United States 1961-63: died by an assassinís hand 22nd November,1963.
"Let every National know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend
or oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and success of liberty": from the inaugural address of President Kennedy, January 1961.'