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Published November 22, 2013, 09:22 PM

Memorials across the United States took place to remember JFK

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - From Dallas to DC, LA to Boston, cities are coming together to pay tribute to the assassination that shocked the entire country.

By: Kay Cooley, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - From Dallas to DC, LA to Boston, cities are coming together to pay tribute to the assassination that shocked the entire country.

Not only remembering this tragic day fifty years back, but the legacy JFK left behind.

Fifty years following the JFK assassination.

People packed in the same city where he was gunned down to stop and think back to that tragic day.

David McCullough/Presidential Historian: “Gone but not forgotten is the old expression for departed heroes.”

They came together at Dealey Plaza to honor a man who forever left his mark on Dallas, but offered bright hope for time ahead.

Michael Rawlings/Dallas Mayor: “tragedy yes, but out of that tragedy, an opportunity was granted to us, the chance to learn how to face the future when it's the darkest.”

McCullough: “He was ambitious to make it a better world.”

And across the country where President Kennedy is laid to rest outside our nation's capital, thousands gather to make it a better place because of him.

Justin Schaeffer/Arlington National Cemetery: “Following the tragic assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963, the first lady chose Arlington National Cemetery as her husband's final resting place.”

That's where people joined around the eternal flame burning above his grave.

And at a private concert in Boston - Inside the JFK Library, music man James Taylor paid his respects in song.

Music, memories, and minutes all honoring a single man's life, whose lasting impact is enough to unite cities scattered around the country.

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