Reverent memorials to mark JFK 50th anniversary

UNDATED (AP) — Fifty years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. And America is marking the anniversary with a ceremony in the city’s Dealey Plaza, and a moment of silence at 12:30 p.m., when Kennedy was shot.

In Washington, Barack Obama has ordered that flags be lowered at government buildings. Earlier this week Obama visited Kennedy’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery.

The JFK Library and Museum in Boston will open a small exhibit of never-before-displayed items from Kennedy’s state funeral.

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