John F. Kennedy

Nation Spends Day Recalling JFK Assassination

If by "nation" you mean "Baby Boomers"

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Thousands of dignitaries, historians and citizens across the nation collectively commemorated the life and legacy of fallen president John F. Kennedy 50 years to the day, and even to the moment, when he was brutally assassinated on the afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963.

In Dallas, amid a cold rain, heightened security clad in lime reflective vests met 5,000 ticket holders, mostly in ponchos, to the damp plaza in preparation for a stately commemoration.

The event was held adjacent to the exact spot where the 35th president of the United States was fatally wounded.

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