Flags Lowered in 50 Year Remembrance of JFK
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.