The Coat of Arms of John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy would turn 100 on May 29th 2017. He was born in 1917 in Brooklyn, Massachusetts and died in 1963 by a number of gunshots when he was driving in a convertible car through the city of Dallas. John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the US from 1961 – 1963. Up to present his speech on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Berlin airlift in front of the city hall of Schoeneberg is unforgotten.  His sentence „Ich bin ein Berliner“, meanwhile is very legendary around the world.

US-Presidents with Coat of Arms

John F. Kennedy was not the first president of the US, bearing a family Coat of Arms. Many of his counterparts also had one. Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Lyndon Johnson, Dwight D. Eisenhower or Franklin D. Roosevelt are just some of them. The link below shows a detailed list of all US-Presidents bearing a Coat of Arms:

List of the US-Presidents with a Family Crest.

The Coat of Arms of John F. Kennedy

Blazon

Shield: Sable, three helmets in profile Or within a bordure per saltire Gules and Ermine.

Crest: between two olive branches a cubit sinister arm in armor erect, the hand holding a sheaf of four arrows, points upward, all proper.

The design of Kennedys‘ Coat of Arms is a modified combination of the emblems which were historically assigned to the Irish names Kennedy and Fitzgerald, the paternal and maternal lines of Kennedy.

The main field of the schield, black with three golden helmets lean against the Coat of Arms of O’Kennedy from Ormonde, which shows three silver helmets. The border of the main shield is reminiscent of the Coat of Arms of Fitzgerald, the Earl of Desmond.

Arms of O'Kennedy of Ormonde
Crest of O’Kennedy
of Ormonde
Arms of Fitzgerald, Earls of Desmond
Crest of Fitzgerald,
Earl of Desmond

Source: https://www.americanheraldry.org/

Written by Sultan Basar

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