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Day Of Service Planned For 50th Anniversary Of JFK Assassination

Aug 6, 2013

A day of volunteer public service is planned as part of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, killed as his motorcade traveled through downtown Dallas November 22, 1963.  

JFK Day organizer Chart Westcott says volunteering to work on community projects Saturday November 23rd is a positive way to honor the legacy of the fallen president.

“The city of Dallas and the people of Dallas heard President Kennedy’s message ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.” Westcott said at the North Texas Food Bank.  "And we are honoring his legacy of service.”

Volunteer sign-up began today. Westcott says there are 2500 slots for volunteers so far.  They'll work on projects at a dozen Dallas organizations like the North Texas Food Bank, the SPCA and Special Olympics.

Go to JFKDay.com to register and find out more about the individual community projects.