Together, Side by Side
updated 10/24/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 10/24/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Arlington superintendent John Metzler Jr. estimates that 4.5 million tourists will visit the site this year, a half a million more than in 1993.
Jackie's marker—a 54-by-30-inch plaque of starkly black Maine slate—is identical to the one atop JFK's grave. Both slabs were created by Rhode Island stonecutter John Benson. Observed visitor Martha Jenkins of Reston, Va.: "The simplicity of it makes it even more impressive. I think that's the kind of life they wanted to live—with a lot of dignity." Jackie once said she decided to have JFK buried at Arlington because "he belongs to the people." Now, so does she.