Kennedy Is Remembered in My Hometown’s Cemetery

But he’s nowhere buried near there.

Photo by Library of Congress on Unsplash

In the back of Oak Hill Cemetery, just on the outer edge of my hometown of Taylorville, Illinois, an eight foot tall statue of President John F. Kennedy stands atop a pedestal. But that’s not the weird part.

No one knows why it’s the there.

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Noah Nelson

Noah Nelson

UIUC journalism major| Daily Illini Senior Columnist| Author of “Life: A Collection of Short Stories” and “Dana and Me” | Featured Writer on ILLUMINATION (23x).

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