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Malloy Orders Flags To Half-Staff For JFK

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President John F. Kennedy meets with civil rights leaders at the White House August 28, 1963. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)

President John F. Kennedy meets with civil rights leaders at the White House August 28, 1963. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ As the nation remembers President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his death, flags will be flown at half-staff in Connecticut.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy directed that U.S. and Connecticut flags be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday. Malloy said Connecticut will follow a proclamation issued by President Barack Obama for the honor to Kennedy.

Kennedy, a native of neighboring Massachusetts, was assassinated during a visit to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

Malloy said that half a century after Kennedy’s death, his “call to action for every citizen to better our great nation and serve our fellow man” continues to inspire Americans.

Malloy said people should take a moment to reflect on how “we can each do our part to carry on President Kennedy’s legacy.”

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