National Day of Mourning Declared for JFK

President Lyndon Johnson addresses the nation in the wake of Kennedy's death.
3:00 | 10/21/13

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To the people of the United States. John FitzGerald Kennedy. 35 president of the United States. Has been taken from us. By an act which outrages of these and men everywhere. He's -- -- the faith of our fathers. Which is freedom for all -- He broadened the front -- of that faith. And he backed it with the energy and the courage which are the mark of the nation that he led. A man of wisdom. Strength and peace. He molded and moved. -- power of our nation and the service tumble world of growing and liberty. And order. All who love freedom. Will mourn his death. As he did not shrank from his responsibilities. But welcome them. So he would have us. Not shrank from carrying on his work beyond this hour of national tragedy. He said it himself. The energy. The faith. The devotion which we bring to this endeavor. Will light our country and all who -- -- And the -- from that fire. Can truly light the world. Now therefore I Lyndon B Johnson. President of the United States of America. Do -- -- Monday next November 25. That day of the funeral service -- president Kennedy. To be eight national day of mourning throughout the United States. Earnestly. Recommend that people to assemble on that day. And their respective places of divine worship. There to bow down and submission to the well of almighty god. And -- pay their homage of love and reverence. To the memory. They great. And good man. I invite the people of the world who share our -- To join us in this day of mourning and rededication. In witness where of -- -- here unto set my hand and called the seal of the United States of America. To be -- fixed. Done at the city of Washington that's the 43 day of November. In the year of our lord 19163. And of the independence of the United States of America. The 188. You have just listen to the first public address to the American people of the president of the United States Lyndon B Johnson.

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