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Akron’s proclamation honors JFK as nation marks 50th anniversary of assassination

Beacon Journal staff report

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Across the country Friday, mayors participated in local events, issued proclamations and designated Friday as a solemn day of remembrance and reflection as the nation marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

In Akron, Mayor Don Plusquellic issued a proclamation (see attached) and asked churches to ring bells at 1:15 p.m. local time (12:15 Central Time to correspond with events in Dallas) and for citizens to observe a moment of silence at 1:30 p.m.


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