Black Jack Remembrance Week #1

This week will mark the 40th anniversary of the passing of Black Jack, the riderless horse from President Kennedy’s State Funeral. Each day this week will feature an items and history related to Black Jack’s service in the Caisson Platoon, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard).

Today is a letter sent by President Nixon in honor of Black Jack’s birthday in 1972. The letter is addressed to Mrs. Nancy Schado, Black Jack’s biggest fan and supporter, who threw a birthday celebration for Black Jack each year.

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