CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois will mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination with a moment of silence this week.
Gov. Pat Quinn has also ordered that flags at all state of Illinois facilities be flown at half-staff Friday. The moment of silence will take place at 1 p.m. that day.
Quinn says Kennedy’s life is an inspiration and should make people shun violence in any form.
Chicago’s City Council has passed a resolution call for all city and state flags to be flown at half-staff on Friday. The resolution also urges churches to toll their bells.
Kennedy was shot and killed on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas.