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Live from Dealey Plaza in Dallas: Commemoration ceremony for John F. Kennedy

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Thousands will gather in Dallas, Texas to remember late President John. F. Kennedy.

The commemoration will take place in Dealey Plaza, where Kennedy was assassinated 50-years ago.

Kennedy's last living sibling, Jean Kenney Smith, will lead the ceremony.

The ceremony is scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m. Michigan time. A moment of silence is planned for the moment Kennedy was shot, around 1:30 p.m.

From now until 2:00 p.m., watch live coverage from Dealey Plaza, in the live player of this story.  Before the live ceremony starts, watch video from 1960-1963, during Kennedy's election campaign and presidency. 

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By the time President John F. Kennedy landed at Dallas' Love Field late in the morning on Nov. 22, 1963, rain clouds had given way to brilliant blue skies and the temperature had climbed to the high 60s. The high temperature that day was 70.
 
By contrast, Friday's 50th anniversary ceremony will be cold -- temperatures in the mid-30s with winds around 25 mph and a chance of light spotty rain. About 5,000 are expected to gather in Dealey Plaza for the solemn ceremony. The expected high Friday is 38.

PROGRAM AGENDA:

-Pre-program begins with musicians from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra performing
-Entrance by the Dallas Police Department Honorary Color Guard and the Dallas Metro Police Pipes and Drums
-"The Star-Spangled Banner," sung by Monica Saldivar, a 2012 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Opening
-Invocation by Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas Remarks by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings
-Tolling of the Bells throughout Dallas
1230 Local / 1330 ET
-A Moment of Silence.
-"America the Beautiful," sung by the U.S. Naval Academy Men's Glee Club
-...... Remarks by author-historian David McCullough ......
-"The Battle Hymn of the Republic," sung by the U.S. Naval Academy Men's Glee Club
-Closing Prayer read by Rev. Zan W. Holmes Jr., Pastor Emeritus of the St. Luke's Community United Methodist Church
-"The Navy Hymn," sung by the U.S. Naval Academy Men's Glee Club
-"Missing Man" Flyover Salute by the Commemorative Air Force, Centex Unit
1245 Local / 1345 ET     
-Commemorative Ceremony ends

 

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