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"Now the trumpet summons us again," John Benson recited with gusto Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery, quoting from John F. Kennedy's 1961 inaugural address while standing just steps from his grave. The 71-year-old Rhode Island resident knows the famous speech by heart because he carved it into stone.
On Thursday, workers began a week-long project to re-stain the letters that Benson hand-carved into 30-ton pieces of Deer Isle granite. The stones sit across from Kennedy's eternal flame in a plaza visited by most of the 4 million people who go to the cemetery each year.