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A nation remembers JFK

Rochester, N.Y. - 50 years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, the city paused today to remember that fateful day.

Thousands packed Dealey Plaza to hear Dallas' mayor reflect on the timeless link between the city and the 35th president.

"In tragedy? Yes. But out of that tragedy an opportunity was granted to us, the chance to learn how to face the future when it is darkest, said Mayor Michael Rawlings.

A plaque was also placed in the plaza with quotes from the speech President Kennedy was set to give that day.

In Boston, singer James Taylor performed at a private concert at the JFK Library in memory of the slain president.

Thousands across the country took time to remember Kennedys life and death.

Visitors gathered at Arlington National Cemetery with bagpipers playing at his gravesite.

Many Americans who were alive in 1963 remember where they were when President John F. Kennedy was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald as his motorcade traveled through Dallas.

But 50 years later there are new memories honoring the iconic president slain on that November day.

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