Reverent memorials to mark JFK 50th anniversary
UNDATED (AP) - The 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination is being marked today in Dallas, where he was shot, and elsewhere in the United States and overseas.
A half-dozen Irish soldiers formed a guard of honor outside the U.S. Embassy in Dublin today as the American flag was lowered to half-staff. Among those who gathered there were more than a dozen retired Irish army officers who, as teenage cadets, had formed an honor guard at Kennedy's graveside when he was buried in November of 1963.
In Dallas, there will be a ceremony in the city's Dealey Plaza, and a moment of silence at 12:30 p.m., when Kennedy was shot.
In Washington, Barack Obama has ordered that flags be lowered at government buildings. Earlier this week Obama visited Kennedy's grave at Arlington National Cemetery.
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