WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is ordering that flags be lowered at government buildings Friday to mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. 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.
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