Coleen Christian Burke Kennedy White House Christmas Nutcracker Figurine With PT Boat
It was First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy who decided special thought should be given to Christmas celebrations at the White House. In 1961, Mrs. Kennedy introduced the concept of a Christmas theme, now a beloved White House tradition that has endured for over fifty years. Folklore tells us a PT Boat ornament hung on the Kennedy White House Christmas tree, to honor the patrol boat commanded by the Lieutenant Junior Grade John F. Kennedy. This boat was sunk by a Japanese Destroyer in WWII, making JFK a national hero. Jackie saw the boat hanging on the White House tree and had it removed. Later, someone hid the boat on the back of the tree, our Nutcracker, however, boldly features the PT-109 patrol boat for all to see!Comes Gift Boxed
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