Nation, World Remember JFK
Thousands gather at Dealey Plaza in Dallas
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 22, 2013 12:58 PM CST
Updated Nov 22, 2013 4:35 PM CST
A crowd gathers before a ceremony at Dealey Plaza in Dallas.   (AP Photo/Benny Snyder)

(Newser) – Fifty years after John F. Kennedy fell victim to an assassin's bullet while visiting Texas with his wife, people at home and abroad paused today to remember the 35th president of the United States. The most high-profile memorial service was at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, where thousands observed a moment of silence at 12:30pm local time. Observances elsewhere ranged from Boston to Japan.

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Nov 23, 2013 6:38 AM CST
If you didn't believe that he was dead all you had to do was look at the school and govt. flags. They were all at half staff. You knew that someone important had died. After that, Americans started to become cynical. The dream died and we all came down to earth.
Nov 23, 2013 3:18 AM CST
He must have had something, I don`t remember anyone bothering about McKinley or Garfield after they`d been dead for fifty years. I don`t know what it was though.
Nov 22, 2013 11:35 PM CST
The first person who tells you on the street or on school grounds isn't enough. You have to ask others because it's all a mistake, right? People don't assassinate a President on home soil, right? The Civil War was over 100 yrs. ago. LBJ is now President? No way. We want Kennedy back.