9 Heartwarming Images That Capture JFK as a Loving Dad (PHOTOS)

JFK with carolineWith Friday, November 22 being the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, it's been difficult to avoid images, debate, news stories and documentaries galore. The subject is still a contentious, sad one for our country. But an occasion like this one also offers an opportunity to look back on JFK's life and remember who he was not just as a POTUS, but as a man, a husband, a father.

As a country, we'll never forget the gut-wrenching image of little John-John saluting at his father's funeral, but we'll also always remember the little boy under President Kennedy's Resolute desk. There are many more images like that one that aren't as famous, but are just as heartwarming.

So in honor JFK's happy Camelot days of parenting in the White House, here, eight more sweet photos of the President doting on his little ones Caroline and John F. Kennedy, Jr. ... 

What's your best memory/favorite photo of JFK with his children?


Image via Cecil Stoughton, White House, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.

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Mark Cox

the one of when they found out he was cheating on their mom with everything moving...

Shannon Grauer Miers

Sorry but take it from someone with a BA in US History, JFK is Not someone who should be idolized. He was a womanizer and a drug addict. Yes, he loved his kids but he wasn't the amazing family man society makes him out to be.

nonmember avatar linda

If he loved his children that much he would not have left them a legacy of philandering. He did not love and/or respect Jackie either. He WAS faithful to his political agenda/career but that's all.

David Jordan

well if you read your history thoroughly, she cheated as well. We are all the same.

nonmember avatar anonymous

Wow! Never realized how many people grew up with perfect parents, must be nice;) My parents were wonderful, but perfect they were not.

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