Indiana, nation commemorate 50th anniversary of JFK's death

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Mayor Greg Ballard has asked churches to ring their bells at 1:15 pm Friday to mark the death of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago. A moment of silence will be held at 1:28 pm.

President Barack Obama is ordering that flags be lowered at government buildings Friday to mark the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination.

In a presidential proclamation released Thursday, Obama says the anniversary is a day to honor Kennedy's memory and "celebrate his enduring imprint on American history." Obama says Kennedy's vision for the U.S. and the world lives "in the generations he inspired."

Earlier in the week, Obama visited Kennedy's grave at Arlington National Cemetery. On Friday, Obama will meet with representatives from the Peace Corps, which Kennedy established.

Dallas Morning News - See a page dedicated to Kennedy's achievements as president and what the assassination meant to American politics and history. A special section in Friday's edition of The Dallas Morning News commemorates the life of President John F. Kennedy and the 50th anniversary of his death.

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