US President Barack Obama was flanked by Bill and Hillary Clinton at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday as they honoured the memory of slain president John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in Dallas 50 years ago on Friday.
US President Barack Obama was flanked by Bill and Hillary Clinton on Wednesday as they honoured the memory of slain president John F. Kennedy, who was shot and killed in Dallas 50 years ago this week.
Commemorations across the US
Ceremonies will take place in Kennedy's birthplace of Massachusetts as well as Washington, D.C. and Dallas on the anniversary of his death on Friday.
A moment of silence will fill Dealey Plaza and its infamous grassy knoll as Dallas marks the moment the shots rang out at 12:30pm (1830 GMT) before celebrating Kennedy's legacy with music, prayer and speeches.
The Kennedy presidential library in Boston will launch a new exhibit of artifacts from his funeral and mark his death with excerpts of his speeches and a moment of silence.
In Washington, a memorial mass will be held at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle while the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will lay a wreath at a bust of Kennedy and discuss his legacy at the start of the evening's classical music performance.
Museums, libraries, schools and churches across the country will also be marking his death with exhibits, lectures and memorials.
(FRANCE 24 with REUTERS and AFP)
Date created : 2013-11-21