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Nov. 22 declared John Fitzgerald Kennedy Day in Jacksonville, Florida

5:29 PM, Nov 21, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown proclaims November 22 as John Fitzgerald Kennedy Day.

During the Annual Conference of Mayors in June, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings asked the nation's mayors to join him in commemorating the life and death of President John F. Kennedy.

"As the eyes of the world are turning to Dallas in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the assassination, I am asking my fellow American mayors to get together to salute the life and legacy of a great President - President Kennedy," said Mayor Rawlings.

Through the National Conference of Mayors, Mayor Brown joins other mayors across the country to remember and reflect upon President Kennedy and the contributions he made to the nation and world.

"President Kennedy encouraged young and old alike to see anew the promise of American life, promoting a message of empowerment by telling Americans to 'ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country,'" said Mayor Brown. "During his tenure in office, President Kennedy guided the United States with a steady hand and wise heart and he continues to inspire us all."

Mayor Brown asks citizens to observe Nov. 22 with solemn remembrance and reflection in honor of the life of the 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

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