Forever Stamp Dedicated to President John F. Kennedy

More than 1,000 people were in attendance for the dedication ceremony to get a glimpse of the postal stamp that features a photo of Kennedy, which was taken in 1960.

The US Postal Service commemorated the centennial of President John F. Kennedy's birth by dedicating a forever stamp in his honor. The artwork accompanying the stamp, showing Kennedy in a reflective pose, is a 1970 oil painting by Aaron Shikler (courtesy of the White House / White House Historical Association), the postal service said.

"I wonder what would President Kennedy think of our country right now with all the division and discontent?" said Rep. Kennedy, the late President's great nephew, the Maroc Journal noted.

Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy shakes hands with a crowd in Seattle following his speech on the first day of his presidential campaign.

The stamp is on sale in post offices beginning today.

The future president was born in Brookline on May 29, 1917, the second of Joseph and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy's nine children. The Dominican-American designer was praised by Clinton, who said that the deceased De la Renta represented a loving America "every single day".

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