Hertfordshire Marks JFK's Death 50 Years On

Hertfordshire joins places around the world for events taking to mark the 50th anniversary of the killing of the US president J.F.Kennedy.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on the 29th of May 1917 and was commonly known as "JFK" or "Jack".

He was the 35th President of the United States, serving from January 1961 until he was assassinated in November 1963.

In Hemel Hempstead there's a John F Kennedy school - Paul Neves is the Head Teacher and told Heart JFK is a very inspirational figure at the school.

Mr Neves told Heart: "The school opened in 1967, so just a few years after his death. He was the first Catholic president of the USA one of the more obvious reasons why the school was named after him.

Despite being dead for 50 years he says the children are really interested in learning more about him: "We have really raised the profile of the history behind him and his family - his rise to power and what he really stood for in office. So many of those things fit in with our Catholic ethos and they have really responded well by it and engaged by it."

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