Beginning at 12:30 ET/9:30 PT, Dallas will observe the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy with its first official memorial on Friday, Nov. 22. You can watch the live stream above.

The ceremony will coincide with the time that Kennedy’s motorcade drove through downtown Dallas that fateful day and will feature a speech from Mayor Mike Rawlings, a moment of prayer and a military jet fly-by.

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Rawlings says in a statement, “His death forever changed our city, as well as the world. We want to mark this
tragic day by remembering a great president with the sense of dignity
and history he deserves.”

Also tune in tonight to NBC for the “Where Were You: The Day JFK Died” special hosted by Tom Brokaw.

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