Kennedy Brothers

Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.

Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. was a World War II Navy pilot. He died in an aircraft accident over Blythburgh, Suffolk, England on Aug. 12, 1944 and his remains were not recovered. His memorial marker stands feet away from his brother Edward M. Kennedy. Kennedy was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross (second highest award for valor), a Distinguished Flying Cross, an Air Medal and a Purple Heart.

Senator Edward M. Kennedy

Senator Edward M. Kennedy died on Aug. 25, 2009, after a long fight against brain cancer. Senator Kennedy had represented the State of Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate for 43 years. He was interred in section 45 approximately 100 feet to the south of his brother, Robert F. Kennedy, on the evening of Aug. 29, 2009. His grave is marked by a white wooden cross and marble footstone. He was eligible for burial in Arlington National Cemetery by virtue of his service in the U.S. Senate and his service in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953.