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Friday, November 22, 2013

Marpe Reflects on Kennedy

Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe has ordered that all U.S., State of Connecticut and Westport flags at town facilities be flown at half-staff today, the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

“Like so many Westporters of my age, I remember this day from 50 years ago and its impact on the nation and the world as if it were last week,” said Marpe in a news release.

“One of my favorite quotes from JFK is: ‘Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future,’” he added.

Marpe, who has often reiterated that his administration will be “citizen centric,” is the first Republican to hold the top spot in 16 years.

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