Navy sailors and others helped decommission the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy today.
Hundreds of onlookers gathered in Mayport, Florida to say goodbye to the aircraft carrier after nearly 40 years in service.
The ship was christened in May, 1967 by Kennedy's then nine-year-old daughter, Caroline, and entered navy service the following year.
It made a farewell visit to Boston earlier this month.
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