The U.S. is remembering the death of John F. Kennedy Jr., the son of President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The young Kennedy was just 38 when the plane he was flying to a family wedding crashed into the ocean off the Massachusetts coast. His wife and her sister were also aboard.
Caroline Kennedy, 3, kisses her baby brother John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1961 in Palm Beach, Fla. Known as John --John, the baby was born in November of 1960, just weeks after his father was elected president. He spent his earliest years in the White House.
In this May 25, 1962, file photo U.S. President John F. Kennedy holds out a pencil toward his 18-month-old son John Jr., who takes a few steps in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. John Jr. so liked the hiding place in his father's desk that he had to be removed occasionally by an aide before important business could be done.
President John F. Kennedy and family pose outside the Palm Beach, Fla. home of the president's father after a private Easter Service April 14, 1963. From left are first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, John Jr., 3, President Kennedy, and Caroline, 5.
Three-year-old John F. Kennedy Jr. salutes his father's casket in Washington on Nov. 25, 1963, three days after the president was assassinated in Dallas. Widow Jacqueline Kennedy, center, and daughter Caroline Kennedy are accompanied by the late president's brothers Sen. Edward Kennedy, left, and Attorney General Robert Kennedy.
John F. Kennedy Jr., right, walks with his mother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, outside St. Stephens Chapel at Brown University in Providence, RI, Monday, June 6, 1983, after he received his Bachelor of Arts degree.
F. Kennedy Jr., left, leans in to speak with his mother Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis May 25, 1989, in Boston, as the two were seated under a portrait of the late President John F. Kennedy at the JFK Library to announce the creation of an annual "John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award."
John F. Kennedy Jr. shows his wedding ring during taping of a segment of "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," as host Rosie O'Donnell looks on in Universal City, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997. Kennedy, who had been one of the country's most eligible bachelors, was married the previous year.
John F. Kennedy Jr. comforts his sister, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, as they arrive May 22, 1994, at the New York apartment of their mother Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who died of cancer three days before.
John F. Kennedy Jr., left, greets actor Robert De Niro at the presentation of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal to De Niro by the Municipal Art Society of New York Tuesday, March 4, 1997, in New York. The medal was presented for extraordinary efforts toward the presentation of New York City's historic neighborhoods.
John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife, Carolyn Besette Kennedy, leave their Tribeca apartment in New York on Oct. 6, 1996.
John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife, Carolyn Besette Kennedy, talk to one another at a party on Feb. 28, 1996.
John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife, Carolyn Besette Kennedy, attend a family funeral on Jan. 3, 1998.