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At just after noon Friday, Dealey Plaza will go quiet as the crowd pauses for a moment of silence.

It was at 12:30 p.m. Dallas time, 50 years ago when the day was scarred by the gunshots in the plaza that ended the life of one of America’s most beloved presidents — John F. Kennedy.

For Dallas, it will be a delicate balancing act of honoring Kennedy’s memory without sensationalizing his murder.

Dallas has spent decades trying to shake off the reputation of “The city that killed Kennedy,” which is not easy, as that dark day of history is rehashed daily by tour operators.he city.

Just before the moment of silence, bells throughout the city of Dallas will toll. Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and historian David McCullough will read excerpts from famous Kennedy speeches.

A new JFK monument will be unveiled during the ceremony, located in the ground on the infamous section of land known as the Grassy Knoll. The inscription on the monument is the final paragraph of the speech JFK intended to deliver at the Dallas Trade Mart on November 22, 1963.

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article courtesy of CNN.com

Dealey Plaza To Go Quiet At Time Kennedy Was Shot  was originally published on praisecleveland.com