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JFK Was Here Gateway

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Los Alamos, New Mexico

Officially titled the John F. Kennedy Memorial, it's actually a blocky gateway, painted yellow and green, with a big Kennedy-profile bronze medallion at the top and plaques on either side. It was built to commemorate a visit that JFK made in December 1962, the first by any President to this mountainous part of New Mexico.

According to the plaques, JFK gave a speech on the high school football field encouraging the people of Los Alamos to keep up the good work of building America's atomic bombs.

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JFK Was Here Gateway

Diamond Drive, Los Alamos, NM
Outside the Los Alamos High School football field. The gateway is on the west side of Diamond Drive/Hwy 501, just north of the pedestrian overpass (which is just north of Canyon Rd) at the back of the parking lot.
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