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Ireland marks 50th anniversary of JFK death

Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 00:40

Nov. 23 - South east Ireland holds a memorial event for the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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U.S. President John F. Kennedy was remembered at an official Irish commemoration on Friday (November 22), the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Families gathered at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Park and Arboretum in New Ross in south east Ireland for a service marked with the U.S. and Irish flags flying at half mast, an Honour Guard of Army Cadets and music. Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin and Government chief whip Paul Kehoe, laid a wreath during the ceremony. A minute silence was held by attendants and flags of the two nations were raised with bands playing the national anthems. Remembered fondly for his youthful vigour and his glamorous wife, Kennedy remains one of Americans' favourite presidents for his handling of the Cuban missile crisis, his call to public service with programs such as the Peace Corps and a promise - later fulfilled - to land an American on the moon before the end of the 1960s.

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Ireland marks 50th anniversary of JFK death

Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 00:40