Nov. 22, 2013 marks 50 years of the tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Thousands gathered in Dallas’ Dealey Plaza, where JFK was assassinated in 1963, to remember their late President.
Around 5,000 people were invited to the memorial to remember President John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. Watch the livestream below of the emotional event.
JFK Remembered On 50th Anniversary Of Death
It’s an overcast day in Dallas, but that didn’t prevent the supporters coming out for the memorial.On the main stage at the plaza was a portrait of the president, and the streets were filled with those who mourn his death, as well as celebrate his life.
Mayor Mike Rawlings said they wanted to “commemorate the life, legacy and leadership” of President Kennedy. The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas began the ceremony, followed by remarks by the mayor. After the ceremony wraps, the Six Floor Museum will open from 3 to 8 p.m. CT. It is on the same floor that Lee was on when firing at the president, and chronicles the assassination.
At Parkland Hospital, where the president died, the flag was lowered to half-staff.
Below is the timeline of what happened on this day 50 years ago:
1pm: First reports of President Kennedy shooting
2pm: Official JFK death announcement
3pm: First video playback of assassination
4pm: First video of Lee Harvey Oswald
5pm: U.S. and world leaders comment
6pm: LBJ addresses nation
7pm: JFK’s last speech
8pm: JFK’s obit
10pm: New details on Oswald arrest
11pm: Report on President Johnson
Watch the memorial below.
WATCH: Remembering JFK
– Emily Longeretta