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New York International Airport Rededicated as JFK International Airport, a Month After His Death

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New York International Airport was rededicated as the John F. Kennedy International Airport on Christmas Eve 1963. The ceremony, which was attended by the assassinated President's youngest brother, Senator Ted Kennedy, and his sister, Mrs. Stephen Smith, was held in the arched lobby of the International Arrivals Building. About 800 others were in attendance, including then-New York City Mayor Robert F. Wagner Jr. and New Jersey Governor Richard K. Hughes. Wagner, Hughes and New York Port Authority Chairman S. Sloan Colt unveiled three 30-foot-high letters, “J-F- and K,” which formed part of a 242-foot-wide electric sign atop the Arrivals Building.