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President John F. Kennedy Assassination 50 Years Ago Today

By: News Email
By: News Email

November 22, 2013

Friday marked 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas.

Many used the day to reflect on the legacy of the youngest President to ever hold the position, from his novel use of television in his campaign, to his roles in the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Civil Rights Movement.

President Kennedy was killed on Novermeber 22, 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald, who shot the President while his motorcade was driving through Dealey Plaza.

Thousands packed that same spot 50 years later to honor the fallen President with a moment of silence and readings of some of his most famous speeches.

None of JFK's surviving family members attended the ceremony, but many commemorated the day in their own way. His last surviving sister, Jean Kennedy Smith, laid a wreath at his grave in Arlington National Cemetary.

John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States.

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