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Flags Lowered in 50 Year Remembrance of JFK

November 22, 2013, 7:39 AM HST
* Updated November 22, 7:41 AM
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File photo, American flag, by Wendy Osher.

File photo, American flag, by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Flags have been lowered to half-staff today on the 50th anniversary of the passing of former President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

President Barack Obama proclaimed today as a Day of Remembrance, calling for flags to be lowered until sunset.

In recognition of today’s observance, Hawaiʻi Governor Neil Abercrombie called JFK an “extraordinary public servant” with a “broad vision and soaring but sober idealism.”

“President John F. Kennedy had called a generation to service and summoned a Nation to greatness. Today, we honor his memory and celebrate his enduring imprint on American history,” said Governor Abercrombie.

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