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City Offers Kennedy Tribute

11/20/2013
City Offers Kennedy Tribute
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski is asking for city churches and the public to join in a solemn day of remembrance on Friday, November 22 in honor of the late President John F. Kennedy.

Pawlowski and fellow members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors are asking for churches to ring their bells at 1:15pm Eastern Standard Time and are asking the public to observe a moment of silence at 1:30pm.

President Kennedy was cut down by an assassin’s bullet while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963.

Pawlowski has proclaimed Friday, November 22, 2013, “a day of solemn remembrance and reflection on the life of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.”

Kennedy’s maternal grandfather, John Francis "Honey-Fitz" Fitzgerald, had been Mayor of Boston. Kennedy appreciated the work done by municipal leaders. He announced his five-point plan on civil rights at the US Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting in June 1963 in Honolulu.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors keeps the president’s legacy and vision alive with its strong partnership at the JFK Institute of Politics at Harvard University.
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