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Record #: R2013-880   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 10/16/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 11/13/2013
Title: Solemn commemoration of 50th anniversary of assassination of President John F. Kennedy
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M.
Attachments: 1. R2013-880.pdf, 2. SR2013-880.pdf
CHICAGO November 13, 2013

To the President and Members of the City Council:

Your Committee on Finance having had under consideration

A resolution commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.


Having had the same under advisement, begs leave to report and recommend that your Honorable Body pass the proposed Resolution Transmitted Herewith

This recommendation was concurred in by
of members of the committee with

Respectfully submitted



WHEREAS, November 22, 2013, will mark the Fiftieth Anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States of America; and

WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council has been informed of this event by Alderman Edward M. Burke; and

WHEREAS, President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot by a sniper at 12:30 p.m. standard time on Friday November 22, 1963, while traveling in a presidential limousine through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas; and

WHEREAS, President John F. Kennedy was officially pronounced dead at Parkland Memorial Hospital at 1 p.m.; and

WHEREAS, President John F. Kennedy was accompanied in the motorcade by his wife, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, along with Texas Governor John Connally, who was wounded by gunfire; and

WHEREAS, Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested in connection with the assassination and was killed two days later by Jack Ruby; and

WHEREAS, Inaugurated on January 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy was the only Catholic and the second-youngest President to serve in the White House; and

WHEREAS, Despite his short-lived presidency, John F. Kennedy left behind a remarkable legacy of leadership; and

WHEREAS, President John F. Kennedy will be remembered for many accomplishments, including steering our nation away from the brink of war during the Cuban Missile Crisis, propelling America into the space race, founding the Peace Corps and championing civil rights for all Americans; now, therefore


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