In A Sculpture Dedication Ceremony, Jill Biden Pays Tribute To Jackie Kennedy
Friday at the White House, Jill Biden paid tribute to Jacqueline Kennedy by giving statements during a ceremony hosted by the White House Historical Association to dedicate a new medallion to the former First Lady.
In her statement, which she gave at the headquarters of the Historical Association, which is based on Lafayette Square, Dr. Biden stated that the history of our country is woven into the soil of this park, as well as in the bronze statues and ancient trees, as well as in the cobblestones. We can find the stories that will let us remember how far we have come. Stories that truly move us to achieve greater heights and reach our full potential.
According to a report from the pool, before Dr. Biden began her remarks, she assisted in the removal of a covering that had been placed over the medallion. Once the sculpture was exposed, she remarked on how lovely it was.
The sculptural work commonly referred to as the Jacqueline Kennedy Medallion is a bas relief of the former first lady. It depicts her saying that the White House is the property of the American people.
The purpose of the sculpture made by the American artist Chas Fagan is to commemorate the historical legacy that Jackie Kennedy left behind in the 1960s when she advocated protecting the historic buildings that were located around Lafayette Square and when she oversaw the restoration of the White House.
Jack Warnecke, the architect recruited to manage the restoration of Lafayette Square, turned out to be an important figure in the life of Robert F. Kennedy, who passed away in 1968.
In the days after her husband's assassination, President John F. Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy commissioned Warnecke to design the memorial for the President at Arlington National Cemetery, which would include an eternal flame.
According to the book Jackie, Janet, and Lee, written by J. Randy Taraborrelli in 2018, in the year that followed, Warnecke, an early pioneer of contextual design, and the former First Lady became romantically connected and even contemplated marriage while on vacation to Hawaii in the summer of 1966.