50th anniversary of assassination of JFK

Americans across the country paused today to mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Kennedy was fatally shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. A moment of silence was held

News 12 Staff

Nov 23, 2013, 5:29 AM

Updated 3,866 days ago

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Americans across the country paused today to mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Kennedy was fatally shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. A moment of silence was held in the city to mark the moment the president was shot. A new monument was also unveiled on the now infamous grassy knoll.

A somber ceremony was also held at Arlington National Cemetery. Kennedy's last surviving sibling, Jean, helped lay a wreath at her brother's gravesite.

A wreath was also placed at a memorial to honor of Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit, who was also shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald.



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