Honoring JFK - 50 Years Later

  • A bouquet of flowers is left at Dealey Plaza after the "The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy" event in Dallas on the 50th anniversary of the president's assassination, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. Rodger Mallison / FORT WAORTH STAR-TELEGRAM via MCT

  • People gather for a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. President Kennedy's motorcade was passing through Dealey Plaza when shots rang out on Nov. 22, 1963. Tony Gutierrez / AP

  • A crowd is gathered at Dealey Plaza during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Dallas. President Kennedy's motorcade was passing through Dealey Plaza when shots rang out on Nov. 22, 1963. TOM FOX / THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS

  • Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings pauses for a moment at 12:30, the time when President John F. Kennedy was shot, during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. President Kennedy's motorcade was passing through Dealey Plaza when shots rang out on Nov. 22, 1963. Tony Gutierrez / AP

  • Members of the audience pause for the final prayer during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. President Kennedy's motorcade was passing through Dealey Plaza when shots rang out on Nov. 22, 1963. LM Otero / AP

  • Members of the U.S. Naval Academy Men's Glee Club sing at the "The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy" event in Dallas on the 50th anniversary of the president's assassination, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. RODGER MALLISON / FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM

  • Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings observes a moment of silence during the ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. President Kennedy's motorcade was passing through Dealey Plaza when shots rang out on Nov. 22, 1963. G.J. McCARTHY / THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS

  • People watch from the Old Red Courthouse above Dealey Plaza, the ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Dallas. President Kennedy's motorcade was passing through Dealey Plaza when shots rang out on Nov. 22, 1963. Tom Fox / THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS

  • A visitor bundled for the cold, waits for a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. President Kennedy's motorcade was passing through Dealey Plaza when shots rang out on Nov. 22, 1963. Tony Gutierrez / AP

  • Images of the Kennedys are displayed before a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. President Kennedy's motorcade was passing through Dealey Plaza when shots rang out on Nov. 22, 1963. Benny Snyder / AP

  • Former U.S. Secret Service Agent Clint Hill, who was assigned to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and was in the presidential motorcade during the assassination of U.S. President Kennedy, talks to the media outside the JFK Tribute on November 22, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. People visited the JFK Tribute on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy as he rode in a Presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Tom Pennington / Getty Images

  • People in the Old Red Museum, watch a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. President Kennedy's motorcade was passing through Dealey Plaza when shots rang out on Nov. 22, 1963. Tony Gutierrez / AP

  • A crowd watches a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. President Kennedy's motorcade was passing through Dealey Plaza when shots rang out on Nov. 22, 1963. LM Otero / AP

  • A plaque displaying part of the speech President John F. Kennedy was to give the day he was assassinated is unveiled after a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of his death, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. President Kennedy's motorcade was passing through Dealey Plaza when shots rang out on Nov. 22, 1963. LM Otero / AP

  • A member of the audience takes pictures during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. President Kennedy's motorcade was passing through Dealey Plaza when shots rang out on Nov. 22, 1963. Tony Gutierrez / AP

  • Peace activist Davide Martolo of Itay, performs in the parking lot next to Dealey Plaza after being ordered to move from the area by police following a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. Tony Gutierrez / AP

  • People gather before a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. President Kennedy's motorcade was passing through Dealey Plaza when shots rang out on Nov. 22, 1963. Tony Gutierrez / AP

  • A woman visits the JFK Tribute on November 22, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. People visited the JFK Tribute on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy when he was shot as he rode in a Presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Tom Pennington / Getty Images

  • A woman visits the JFK Tribute on November 22, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. People visited the JFK Tribute on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy when he was shot as he rode in a Presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Tom Pennington / Getty Images

  • A man lays flowers on the marker at the birth home of John F. Kennedy at 83 Beals Street November 22, 2013 in Brookline, Massachusetts. Kennedy, born in Brookline Massachusetts, was killed 50 years ago on this day by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas Texas in 1963. Darren McCollester / Getty Images

  • Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick calls for a moment of silence at 1:58 PM EST to mark the time of death for President Kennedy during a ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United State, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas 50 years ago today. Stephan Savoia / AP

  • BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 22: A woman looks at the John F. Kennedy statue at the State House November 22, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Kennedy, born in Brookline Massachusetts, was killed 50 years ago on this day by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas Texas in 1963. Darren McCollester / Getty Images

  • Barbara Clark wipes away a tear as she listens to a Andrew Fallaci read a Kennedy story at the Kennedy Memorial during a remembrance of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, 50 years ago in Dallas, on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 in Hyannis, Mass. Across the country flags flew at half-staff, and moments of silence were planned for the hour when Kennedy was shot riding in a motorcade. Steve Heaslip / THE CAPE COD TIMES

  • Joseph Poggi, a security guard at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, sits at the information desk before the doors open to the public Friday Nov. 22, 2013 in Boston. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated in Dallas 50 years ago today. Stephan Savoia / AP

  • A woman visiting the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum views a display of the flag that draped Kennedy's casket and a photo of Jacqueline Kennedy during the funeral Friday Nov. 22, 2013 in Boston. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated in Dallas 50 years ago today. Stephan Savoia / AP

  • BOSTON - NOVEMBER 22: A sign in ledger waits for signatures prior to a mass to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross November 22, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Kennedy, born in Brookline Massachusetts, was killed 50 years ago by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas Texas in 1963. Darren McCollester / Getty Images

  • Ayahna Simpson (R), a student at Cathedral High School, attends a mass to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross November 22, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Kennedy, born in Brookline Massachusetts, was killed 50 years ago by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas Texas in 1963. Darren McCollester / Getty Images

  • Flags fly at half mast to mark the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, outside James Madison University's Memorial Hall in Harrisonburg, Va, as darker clouds roll into the valley. Jason Lenhart / AP

  • A man and woman pose with a portrait of the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy at a special memorial venue for his Japanese fans in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, to mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Japanese fans took photos with JFK's portrait, folded paper cranes and watched his inaugural ceremony on a monitor. Shuji Kajiyama / AP

  • John F. Kennedy High School students from left: Liliana Navarro, Mohamed Alamy, Norman Dela Fuente, and Joseph Robles participate in a moment of silence in remembrance of U.S. President John F. Kennedy assassination 50 years ago, in Granada Hills, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated in Dallas 50 years ago today. In 2007 JFK High graduate Alex Gonzalez of Arleta, not seen, painted a large acrylic mural of Kennedy’s face in the school’s foyer in honor of its 40th anniversary. Damian Dovarganes / AP

  • Flags are lowered to half staff to honor the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, who was killed fifty years ago today, on November 22, 2013, in Washington, DC. President Obama ordered flags to be flown at half staff on the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination during his visit to Dallas, Texas, in 1963. Mark Wilson / Getty Images

  • A flag flies at half-staff above the White House in Washington early Friday morning, Nov. 22, 2013. President Barack Obama ordered that flags be lowered at government buildings to mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Obama says the anniversary is a day to honor Kennedy's memory and 'celebrate his enduring imprint on American history.' Obama says Kennedy's vision for the U.S. and the world lives 'in the generations he inspired. Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

  • People visit the gravesite of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery November 22, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Remembrance ceremonies will be held arcoss the United States today, the 50th anniversary of the assisination of President Kennedy. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

  • Attorney General Eric Holder pays his respects at the grave of John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, on the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's death. Holder has been visiting the grave since his youth. Jacquelyn Martin / AP

  • A U.S. Navy sailer leaves a memento at the gravesite of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery November 22, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Remembrance ceremonies will be held arcoss the United States today, the 50th anniversary of the assisination of President Kennedy. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

  • The eternal flame flickers in the early morning light at the grave of John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, on the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's death. Jacquelyn Martin / AP

  • A tour group walks past a memorial wreath displayed next to the bronze memorial bust, by Robert Berks, of President John F. Kennedy in the grand foyer of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, on the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death. Carolyn Kaster / AP

  • A rose left by family members sits on top of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy's grave marker at Arlington National Cemetery November 22, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Remembrance ceremonies will be held arcoss the United States today, the 50th anniversary of the assisination of President Kennedy. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

  • Roses and other flowers left by family members and admirers lay on the ground next to former U.S. President John F. Kennedy's grave marker at Arlington National Cemetery November 22, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Remembrance ceremonies will be held arcoss the United States today, the 50th anniversary of the assisination of President Kennedy. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

  • A wreath honoring Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit is placed at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial November 22, 2013 in Washington, DC. Tippit was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald when the police officer stopped to question Oswald following the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago today. Win McNamee / Getty Images

  • Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit's name is shown carved into the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial next to a wreath honoring the fallen police officer November 22, 2013 in Washington, DC. Tippit was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald when the police officer stopped to question Oswald following the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago today. Win McNamee / Getty Images

  • Wreaths laid at the JFK memorial at Runnymede, England, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. A short ceremony took place at the JFK memorial which overlooks the site of the signing go the Magna Carta in 1215. November 22, 2013 will be the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. Alastair Grant / AP

  • Tatiana Schlossberg, granddaughter of President J.F. Kennedy, right, with Matthew Barzun, U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, left, and Tony Badger Kennedy Memorial Trust prepare to lay wreaths at the JFK memorial at Runnymede, England, Friday, Nov., 22, 2013. November 22, 2013 will be the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. Alastair Grant / AP

  • Tatiana Schlossberg granddaughter of President J.F. Kennedy makes a short speech during a ceremony at the JFK memorial at Runnymede, England, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. A short ceremony took place at the JFK memorial which overlooks the site of the signing go the Magna Carta in 1215. November 22, 2013 will be the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. Alastair Grant / AP