Editor’s Note: The following article is reprinted from a November 1963 edition of the Arlington Enterprise.
All Arlington business places, as well as Arlington Public and Lutheran Schools, were closed Monday, Nov. 25, as a tribute to the late John F. Kennedy, president of the United States. He was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on Friday, Nov. 22, 1963.
The Arlington City Council held a special meeting at noon Saturday, Nov. 23, 1963, and announced the special closing in respect for the late president.
Vice Mayor A.A. Battcher presided at the meeting in the absence of Willard Phillips. He stated to the Arlington Enterprise that it was impossible to get public opinion on the action on such short notice, but he and other council members were sure that this was along with the wishes of most business establishments.
Find the full story in the Nov. 23, 2023 addition of the Arlington Enterprise