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State to observe moment of silence Friday for JFK

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

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.

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