Remembering John F. KennedyUPDATED 9:43 AM HST Nov 22, 2013Video Transcript
Flags will fly at half-staff TODAY -- in recognition of a Day of Remembrance for President John F. Kennedy. It's the 50th anniversary of J-F-K's assassination. Flags at all state offices as well as the Hawaii National Guard will fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset. The legacy of President Kennedy's service is being remembered across the nation. Today President Obama is observing this day... along with volunteers from the Peace Corps... which Kennedy CREATED in 1961. This is a live look in WASHINGTON D-C right now -- where people are gathered at the eternal flame. It's one of many ceremonies being held across the nation. Decades after his death... President Kennedy's NIECE talks about his message. KATHLEEN KENNEDY TOWNSEND/NIECE OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY "PRODUCE MORE, GIVE MORE, SERVE MORE DEATH, WE'RE STILL REMEMBERING HIM." In Boston, the J-F-K library will host a private tribute to the former President... and open an exhibit of items from Kennedy's funeral -- that have never been displayed before. Now stop what you're doing and take a look at this. Just 5 months before his assassination President Kennedy made a very brief visit to Oahu. He was here to speak at the U-S Conference of Mayors in the hope of advancing civil rights legislation. Tony Westbrook and his family were stationed here and this clip was shot on film by his mom. It shows the very crowded streets lining Kennedy's motorcade route. Just like in Dallas, the president was riding without a covered top and you can see people running right up to his car. He are some still photos from that visit in June of 19-63. This was taken at the old airport terminal. In the right hand corner of your screen was the newly elected Senator... Daniel Inouye. And this picture from the Bishop Museum shows the motorcade as it drove along Kalakaua Avenue... Back when it was still a 2-way street. In the background is Foster Tower. A closer look shows Governor John Burns riding with him. Historians at the Bishop Museum say the car is the same Lincoln Continental that Kennedy was riding in when he was assassinated.