Dallas Memorial Honors JFK

    Image #: 946249    The grave of President John F. Kennedy is marked by flowers on the anniversary of his assassination in Arlington National Cemetery on November 22, 2004.  JFK was killed on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, TX.  He was the first president born in the 20th century and the youngest president ever elected.  Kennedy is noted as being one of the most popular U.S. Presidents and is remembered for dealing with Cuban Missile Crisis, his speech in front of the Berlin Wall.  (UPI Photo/Michael Kleinfeld)     /Landov

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    Silence filled the air at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, on Friday afternoon, as thousands descended on the spot where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago to pay tribute with flowers, candles, and song. Historian David McCullough remembered Kennedy with excerpts from some of the fallen president’s greatest speeches. “He knew words matter. His words changed lives. His words changed history. And rarely has a commander in chief addressed the nation with such command of language,” McCullough told the crowd. The invitation-only event held just 5,000 people, all picked through a special lottery. 

    Read it at The Los Angeles Times