US ambassador thanks Britain for its 'generosity'

Images of the memorial service in Surrey commemorating the assassination of John F Kennedy have been tweeted by the American ambassador to Britain.

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American ambassador Matthew Barzun and President Kennedy's granddaughter Tatiana pay homage to JFK. Credit: Twitter/@Matthew Barzun

In his tweets, Matthew Barzun said President Kennedy's legacy was "the antidote to cynicism or doubt" and encouraged supporters to "keep conviction and hope alive in his honour".

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The acre of land the JFK memorial site lies on was gifted to America. Credit: Twitter/@MatthewBarzun

He praised Britain's "generosity" for building the 1965 memorial, which he described as "a part of England that will be forever America".

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