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“President Kennedy inspired a generation that transformed America. They marched for justice, they served in the Peace Corps, in the inner cities, in outer space. His brothers carried on that work, fighting against poverty, violence and war, championing human rights, healthcare and immigration.”  - Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg

“But while my grandfather had reverence for the past and lessons it could impart, he also knew that America was a country where change was possible, where we aren’t bound solely by tradition, if we understand the past with which we are breaking.” - Tatiana Schlossberg

“I’m inspired by my grandfather’s sense of equality, his courage in naming the injustices in American society, and his call for action. His words and his ideals mean so much to me and to the world we live in today. But we are still faced with tremendous inequality and injustice, from voting rights to our criminal justice system and mass incarceration. My grandfather would be proud of how far we’ve come as a nation since 1963, but he’d have been the first to tell us that we have a long way to go.” - Rose Schlossberg

“From that speech at Rice, and from the space program he helped launch, we can learn a simple but important lesson. Great challenges are opportunities, and it is each generation’s responsibility to meet those challenges with the same combination of energy, faith and devotion that President Kennedy and his contemporaries displayed decades ago.” - Jack Schlossberg

JFK’s family reflects on his 100th birthday

Caroline Kennedy says a day hasn’t gone by without her thinking about her father, late President John F. Kennedy.

“I’ve thought about him and miss him every day of my life,” Kennedy, 59, said in a video released on the eve of what would of been his 100th birthday. “But growing up without him was made easier thanks to all the people who kept him in their hearts, who told me that he inspired them to work and fight and believe in a better world, to give something back to this country that has given so much to so many.”

Caroline Kennedy, who served as the U.S. ambassador to Japan during President Barack Obama’s second term, is the only surviving child of President Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. She was just 5 years old when her father was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963.

“I remember hiding under my father’s Oval Office desk when he was little and sitting on his lap on the Honey Fitz,” she said, referring to the presidential yacht. “He would point out the white shark and the purple shark that always followed the boat, although I never could quite see them. He said they especially like to eat socks and would have his friends throw their socks overboard, which I loved.”

“President Kennedy inspired a generation that inspired America,” she continued. “They marched for justice, they served in the Peace Corps, in the inner cities, in outer space. His brothers carried on that work, fighting against poverty, violence and war, championing human rights, health care and immigration. As my father said in his inaugural address, this work will not be finished in our lifetime. It’s up to us to continue to pass these values on to our children and grandchildren.”

Caroline Kennedy’s three children also appear in the video, which was produced by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

“One of the defining relationships in my life is with someone I’ve never met: my grandfather, President John F. Kennedy,” Tatiana Kennedy Schlossberg said. “It’s a little odd to be connected to someone you don’t know, especially when everyone else has access to much of the same information about him that you do.”

“President Kennedy was elected on a platform of challenges, not promises,” Jack Kennedy Schlossberg, JFK’s only grandson, said. “Not for what he would offer the American people as president, but what he would ask of them. My favorite speech is the one President Kennedy gave at Rice University, where he makes the case for sending a man to the moon. He said that challenge was worthwhile not because it would be easy, but because it would be so hard.”

“My generation will inherit a complicated world with countless unsolved problems,” he continued. “Climate change is just one of them, but it’s the type of challenge I think my grandfather would have been energized about and eager to solve.”

“I’m inspired by my grandfather’s sense of equality, his courage in naming the injustices in American society and his call for action,” Rose Kennedy Schlossberg, JFK’s other granddaughter, said. “His words and his ideals mean so much to me and to the world we live in today. But we are still faced with tremendous inequality and injustice — from voting rights to our criminal justice system and mass incarceration. My grandfather would be proud home far we’ve come as a nation since 1963, but he would have been the first to tell us that we have a long way to go.”

The Obamas Get a Taste of Palace Living in Indonesia and Barack Takes a Golf-Cart Tour with the President

Photos: Barack and Michelle Obama’s Life After the White House

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JUNE 30

Barack Obama and his family are in the middle of an adventure-filled, nine-day vacation to Indonesia, where the former president lived for several years as a child. Their latest stop is Bogor Presidential Palace in West Java, where the former president and his family were invited to stay by Indonesian President Joko Widodo. In this photo, President Widodo is seen taking Obama on a golf-cart tour of the palace’s grounds.

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The two men also explored the 200-acre palace on foot.

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As president, Obama met with Widodo several times, forging an international friendship.

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Obama moved to Indonesia in 1967 at age six after his divorced mother remarried an Indonesian man. He returned to his native Hawaii when he was 10 to live with his grandparents.

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Obama also met with Widodo’s wife, Iriana, at the palace. She is the former governor of Jakarta, where Obama grew up.

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JUNE 29

One day earlier, the former president and daughters Sasha and Malia visited Prambanan Temple in Central Java, where they were given a tour by a team of archaeologists. Obama is pictured here bowing in greeting to a staff member outside the temple.

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The former president and his daughters also took a walk through Becici Pine Forest in the ancient city of Yogyakarta, on Java Island.

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JUNE 28

The Obamas stayed in Yogyakarta, where the former president’s mother, Ann Dunham, spent years doing anthropological research.

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The Obamas flew into Yogyakarta on a private jet before driving to their luxury hotel in the historic city’s downtown area. After settling in, they visited the ninth-century Borobudur Temple in Magelang, where they snapped photos and the former president waved to locals. Borobudur Temple, one of the largest Buddhist temples in the world, overlooks the green hills of Java and the active volcano Gunung Merapi.

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JUNE 27

One day earlier, the Obamas visited Tirta Empul temple in Bali, where former First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia all wore matching yellow sarongs.

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A popular tourist attraction, Tirta Empul is one of the island’s ancient water temples, and is dedicated to Vishnu, the Hindu god of water.

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While his family (and his Secret Service detail!) sported local garb during the outing, Obama wore a simple, short-sleeved white polo shirt with jeans.

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Obama shook hands with locals as he made his way inside the temple.

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JUNE 26

Earlier in the trip, the Obamas went rafting on the Ayung River in Bali.

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The family was invited to vacation in Indonesia by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who also asked the Obamas to visit the presidential Bogor Palace in West Java during their trip.

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Sasha Obama (right, front) catches the eye of the photographer.

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JUNE 19

Michelle Obama took to Instagram to share photos from a recent bootcamp weekend that she hosted for her “crew” at a friend’s house outside Washington, D.C. The bootcamps are a tradition carried over from the former first lady’s White House years. “Our bootcamp weekends were a reminder that if we want to keep taking care of others, we need to take care of ourselves first,” Obama said.

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MAY 26

Barack Obama was all smiles as he played a round of golf at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland.

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MAY 22

Michelle and Barack Obama took a stroll in Siena, Tuscany during their six-day vacation to Italy. The couple were greeted by crowds of cheering fans as they left the Duomo di Siena. And the former first lady turned heads in an of-the-moment, off-the-shoulder top.

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MAY 12

Michelle Obama gave remarks at the Partnership for a Healthier America Summit in Washington, D.C., where she spoke out against the Trump administration’s decision to scale back school meal nutritional requirements. "Every elected official on this planet should understand,” Obama said. “Don’t play with our children. Don’t do it.”

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May 8

Barack Obama looked relaxed and casual in sunglasses and a white button-down shirt without a tie during his two-day trip to Milan in May. Obama mixed business and pleasure on the trip, meeting with former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and discussing climate change at a conference, while also squeezing in some sightseeing.

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MAY 7

Before heading to the Profile in Courage Awards ceremony in Boston, the Obamas attended a reception with members of the Kennedy family, including John F. Kennedy’s grandson, Jack Schlossberg, who later presented the former president with the annual award.

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May 7

At the same event, Obama showed off his golf swing — sans golf course — backstage in the green room.

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Michelle and Barack Obama shared a smile at the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation’s dinner gala, where the former president was honored with the annual Profile in Courage Award.

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On stage with Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama accepted the Profile in Courage Award for “his enduring commitment to democratic ideals and elevating the standard of political courage in a new century.”

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After accepting the award, Barack Obama appeared to give his wife an approving once-over on stage.

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MAY 5

Michelle Obama spoke during MTV’s 2017 College Signing Day, promising to continue her efforts to promote higher education. “I might not live in the White House anymore, but Barack and I are going to keep on celebrating you all,” she told students as she took the stage, “and supporting you and lifting you up no matter what house we live in.”

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May 5

College Signing Day was always cause for celebration in the Obama White House, a tradition they’ve continued while out of office. During the event, held at the Public Theater in New York City, Obama gave hugs to college-bound students in the STEP dance group. The all-girls dance squad from Baltimore will be featured in an upcoming documentary, Step.

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After the hugs were given out, Mrs. Obama joined some soon-to-be-graduates in a mid-jump photo opp.

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MAY 3

Barack Obama and his former chief of staff and current mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, visited the South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago — where both men married their wives.

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MARCH 20

Michelle Obama celebrated the first day of spring by going for a walk with dogs Sunny and Bo. “Look who has a spring in their step,“ she said in an Instagram photo of the outing. "Celebrate the #FirstDayofSpring by grabbing a friend, heading outside, and getting moving.”

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MARCH 15

Barack Obama enjoyed an afternoon round of golf at a local country club in Oahu, Hawaii. Mid Pacific Country Club General Manager Jim Swieter told PEOPLE at the time that Obama seemed more relaxed in his post-presidency. “He was much more approachable and accessible to members and guests around the club,” Swieter said.

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MARCH 8

Michelle Obama marked International Women’s Day with a surprise visit to 12 female students at Cardozo Education Campus, a combined middle and high school in Washington, D.C.

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March 8

After a round of hugs, Obama and the young students sat down to talk about education and their goals for the future.

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MARCH 5

The American people are here for Barack Obama’s post-presidency style, especially this sleek leather jacket he wore on a visit with wife Michelle to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

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March 5

Barack Obama’s chief of staff Anita Decker Breckenridge told PEOPLE in May: “He’s had that jacket for quite some time … I just don’t think he’s had the opportunity to wear it. When does the president ever get to go out in his leather jacket? It’s not something we see.”

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FEBRUARY 27

At Ballou STAY (School to Aid Youth) in Washington, D.C., Michelle Obama spent two and a half hours talking with adult students working to finish their high school degrees.

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Later during the school visit, Michelle Obama offered a hug to a student who was very happy to see her.

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FEBRUARY 14

Michelle Obama took to Twitter on Valentine’s Day to send her husband a sweet message. “Happy Valentine’s Day to the love of my life and favorite island mate, @BarackObama. #valentines,” she captioned a picture of two pairs of feet (presumably belonging to the Obamas) on a sandy beach. The photo may very well have been snapped during their recent 10-day vacation to the British Virgin Islands.

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JANUARY 29

After a quick post-presidency getaway to Palm Springs with daughters Sasha and Malia, Barack and Michelle Obama set off for a 10-day vacation to the British Virgin Islands. They stayed at Richard Branson’s luxurious Necker Island retreat, where Obama tried his hand at kitesurfing.

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Town & Country USA
Top Bachelors 50

Scott Eastwood
David de Rothschild
Theo Spielberg / 25
Alain-Fabien Delon / 19
Stavros Niarchos III / 28
Nick Pérez / 25
Jon Paul Pérez / 29
Ivan Pun / 28
Gus Wenner / 23
Theo Wenner / 27
Robert F. Kennedy III / 28
Patrick Schwarzenegger / 20
Conor Kennedy / 19
Jack Schlossberg / 21
Rupert Friend / 32
Leonardo DiCaprio / 39
Ansel Elgort
Ronan Farrow
Peter Berg / 51
Chiwetel Ejiofor / 36
Spike Jonze / 44
Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld / 29
Alex Acquavella / 33
Carter Cleveland / 27
Prince Hussain Aga Khan / 39
Russell Brand
Johnny Depp / 50
Justin Portman / 44
Jeff Bewkes / 61
Alex Drexler / 35
Nick Brown / 30
Andrew Lauren / 44
Liam Fayed / 26
Sam Fayed / 27
Jack Dorsey / 37
Joe Lonsdale / 31
Evan Spiegel / 23
Robert J. Pera / 36
Nic Roldan / 30
Corey Robinson / 18
Adam Scott / 33
Sidney Crosby / 26
Landon Donoyan / 31
Magnus Carlsen / 23
Prince Harry / 29
Lord Edward Spencer-Churchill / 39
Prince Albert von Thurn und Taxis / 30
Prince Pierre Casiraghi / 26
Edward Cavendish / 27
Earl Hugh Grosvenor / 22
Prince George Alexander Louis / 0.7

Jackie doted on her grandchildren. When Rose began nursery school, Jackie was the only grandparent who accompanied the class on a field trip. Rose and her classmates walked down the block and across the street to explore Central Park. Jackie came dressed in jeans and tennis shoes and won over the other parents with her genuine interest in their children. Jackie once wrote Caroline a note calling her grandkids a wonderful gift that restored her faith in the family’s future.

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“Last year I sat before you all, a very naive college student just days away from graduating. And none of you warned me about life after school. Soon after, I moved out of the United States to Japan … I learned a lot about Japan. But the most important thing I learned was about my own country. It’s something that I have been told all my life that I never fully grasped; I saw how people around the world see America: a beacon of opportunity …” Jack Schlossberg, the presenter of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, 2014-2016. 

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T&C’s Top 40 Bachelors

  • Christopher McKelvy, 26

The son of Sydney Kennedy Lawford is a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, which almost makes you forget that his grandfather was hard-living Rat Packer Peter Lawford.

  • Patrick Schwarzenegger, 20

Having Arnold and Maria as parents cannot have been easy of late, but the model/USC student remains a family man.

  • Conor Kennedy, 19

A mere child to some, this Deerfield Academy junior and son of Robert Kennedy Jr. was a gateway to the compound for Taylor Swift. Now he’s lyric fodder.

  • Robert F. Kennedy III, 29

Writer and film producer son of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and his first wife, Emily Black. Brown graduate. 

  • Jack Schlossberg, 21

The Yale student is the son of Caroline Kennedy and Ed Schlossberg and the only grandson of JFK.