John F. Kennedy
A moment of silence will follow the tolling of bells in Dallas as part of ceremonies to honor President Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.
The ceremonies begin at 11:30 a.m. CT (12:30 p.m. ET).
The moment of silence is planned for 12:30 p.m. CT (1:30 p.m. ET) to mark the moment Kennedy was shot. Just before that, bells throughout the city of Dallas will toll. Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and historian David McCullough will read excerpts from famous Kennedy speeches.
A new JFK monument will be unveiled during the ceremony. The inscription on the monument is the final paragraph of the speech JFK intended to deliver at the Dallas Trade Mart on November 22, 1963.
For many children of the '60s, the assassination was the first national event played out on television, its scenes repeatedly flashing onscreen over several days. Ref. CNN