Thousands of Spokane and Inland Empire citizens will pay homage to the late president John F. Kennedy in numerous ceremonies scheduled today and Monday.
Churches of all faiths have scheduled special rites and civic memorials are being planned.
Among the latter are ceremonies at the courthouse and at Fairchild Air Force Base Monday, the day of Kennedy’s funeral.
Tribute in Court
John H. McRae, chairman of the Spokane County Democratic Central Committee, said a public memorial to Kennedy will be held in Superior Court Judge Ralph E. Foley’s courtroom at 11 a.m. Monday.
The brief ceremony will include talks by ex-Sen. C.C. Dill, the Rev. Richard Twohy of Gonzaga University and Judge Willard Roe.
Col. David I. Liebman, commander of the 92nd Strategic Aerospace Wing at Fairchild, said all 3,000 military personnel on duty will participate in a special wing formation at 8 a.m. in front of Hanger 3 at the main area of the flight line.
The public is being invited to the ceremony that will include prayer, a memoriam to the late President and readings from Defense Department messages.
After the ceremony the base will go on a Sunday schedule with memorial services in the Protestant Chapel at 11 a.m. and in the Catholic Chapel at noon.
Monday Church Services
Among the special Monday church services in Spokane are:
- Central Christian, 10 a.m.
- Central Lutheran, noon.
- Congregationalist churches of Spokane Valley, joint services at Vera, 11 a.m.
- First Church of Christ Scientist, 8 p.m.
- Lidgerwood Presbyterian, 11 a.m.
- Lincoln Heights congregational, 10 a.m.
- Manito Methodist, 10:30 a.m.
- Manito Presbyterian, noon.
- Messiah Lutheran, 1 p.m.
- St. John’s Cathedral, requiem and Holy communion, noon; other services at 7 a.m., 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
- Joint Jewish services of Temple Emanuel and Keneseth Israel at Congregation of Keneseth Isreal, 11 a.m.
- Ft. Wright College of the Holy Names Chapel, mass at 9 a.m.; Bible services at 5 p.m.
- Gonzaga University, Solemn Requiem Mass, 10 a.m. St. Aloysius Church.
- Officials of the Catholic Diocese of Spokane and services to be held in churches Monday will be announced at masses today.