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The trees have been growing for fifty years

Today is the Fiftieth Anniversary of the opening of the John F. Kennedy Arboretum in New Ross, County Wexford. May 29 is also President Kennedy’s birthday. Pictured planting a tree at the 1968 opening is Sean P. Keating, Chairman of the President Kennedy Memorial Committee. Twelve year-old Maria Shriver, Joan Kennedy and Eunice Kennedy Shriver are looking on. Photo courtesy Matt Larkin.