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Historic items from JFK assassination on display, including plane in Ohio, exhibit in Boston

  • FILE - In this Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as President of the United States of America in the cabin of the presidential plane as Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy stands at his side in Dallas, Tex. The historic aircraft is on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/White House, Cecil Stoughton, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as President of the United States of America in the cabin of the presidential plane as Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy stands at his side in Dallas, Tex. The historic aircraft is on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/White House, Cecil Stoughton, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2013 file photo, the eternal flame at the gravesite of former President John F. Kennedy burns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. The eternal flame at Kennedy’s gravesite was recently returned to its spot at Arlington National Cemetery, after months of repairs and upgrades at the site while the flame was on a temporary burner in the cemetery. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2013 file photo, the eternal flame at the gravesite of former President John F. Kennedy burns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. The eternal flame at Kennedy’s gravesite was recently returned to its spot at Arlington National Cemetery, after months of repairs and upgrades at the site while the flame was on a temporary burner in the cemetery. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 23, 1963 file photo, the flag-draped casket of President John F. Kennedy lies in state in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The flag that draped the president’s coffin and the saddle, sword and boots from the riderless horse in his funeral procession go on display Nov. 22 at the Kennedy Library on the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination. (AP Photo, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 23, 1963 file photo, the flag-draped casket of President John F. Kennedy lies in state in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The flag that draped the president’s coffin and the saddle, sword and boots from the riderless horse in his funeral procession go on display Nov. 22 at the Kennedy Library on the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination. (AP Photo, File)  (The Associated Press)

From the eternal flame at his gravesite to the historic Air Force One plane, many key items that make up the searing images from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy are available for public viewing 50 years later.

In some cases, officials had to scramble to make that happen.

The Boeing jetliner on which Lyndon B. Johnson took the oath of office is in a hangar near the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton, Ohio. Federal budget cuts had halted shuttle buses to the hangar. But with the anniversary approaching, museum officials decided they had enough resources to resume tours on a trimmed schedule.

The eternal flame at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia was restored recently. And the presidential library in Boston is preparing a special display.