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The original Kennedy gravesite was very small, only 20 feet by 30 feet, and surrounded by a white picket fence. The minute plot was not enough to withstand the incredible amount of mourners visiting the President’s grave. A decision was made to create a more permanent and sturdy site which is what you will see today. The circular granite walkway is 210 feet in diameter and 3.2 acres are set aside in President Kennedy’s memory. The low-lying wall is inscribed with quotes from Kennedy’s inaugural address and just behind the wall is the grave of the President, two of his children, his wife Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and the Eternal Flame. Today President Kennedy’s grave is the most visited site at the cemetery.