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City Bells to Ring Friday to Mark Kennedy Assassination

Tuesday November 19, 2013

Mayor Fischer asks citizens to take up Kennedy’s
challenge of public service

The bells atop the Louisville City Hall tower will ring this Friday, November 22 to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The bells will sound for 60 seconds beginning at 1:30 p.m.

That will mark the moment 50 years ago when an assassin’s bullets fatally struck the president as he rode in an open convertible as part of a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Cities across the country will publicly observe the moment in various ways.

Mayor Fischer said ringing the City Hall bells is a small way to remember a man who was an inspiration to the nation. He urged citizens to take up Kennedy’s challenge to ask not what their country can do for them, but rather to ask what they can do for their country.

“The best way to honor the memory of President Kennedy is to get involved in your city, your neighborhood or your house of worship to make Louisville and our nation a better place,” Fischer said.