Coleen Christian Burke Kennedy White House Christmas PT 109 Boat Ornament
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, you too can now make this part of your family’s holiday tradition!