U.S. president John F. Kennedy was assassinated exactly 50 years ago and the whole world is now remembering him. His assassination sparked a nationwide outburst of grief and it was not just the Americans who grieved his death, but also countries far and wide, including Peru. Such was his charisma and charm. On his 50th death anniversary, the U.S. embassy in Lima has organized special events and exhibitions to honor his memory.
The eponymous Parque Kennedy in the historical area of Miraflores in Lima will feature a photographic exhibition that begins on the 22nd of November and will go on till Saturday, the 30th of November. “Years of Lightning, Day of Drums”, a 1964 documentary shall also be screened at the park on 23rd of November, 7:30 p.m.
On the 28th of November, ‘Thirteen Days’, a 2000 film shall be screened at the Centro Cultural Ricardo Palma at 6 p.m. There are other events and activities as well, which you can find on the U.S. embassy website in Lima. Whether it was his charm and good looks or his capability, Kennedy had the world listening to him until his death.
Even half a century later, he lives on in the memory of people who were born during that period. Those of us who are not old enough to remember or be around the time of his death, have heard and read enough about him too. With a large number of American tourists visiting Peru, they may choose to visit Parque Kennedy in Miraflores to honor the former president.
Via: Peru This Week