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Dallas ceremony marks JFK assassination: Millions share the moment
Dallas ceremony marks JFK assassination: Millions share the moment

DALLAS -- The silence was in stark contrast to the somber tolling of the bells as thousands stood in the rain and cold of Dealey Plaza on Friday to mark the exact moments 50 years ago when shots rang out and killed President Kennedy. The peals of the bells echoed through the city and through the hearts of millions of people around the world, all of whom shared the common moment memorializing the death of the president who urged a new generation to dedicate itself to saving the nation and eventually the world. Then the quiet, which began at 10:30 a.m. PST, gave way to a rendition of “America the Beautiful,” sung by the U.S. Naval Academy men's glee club, honoring...

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