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      Kirksville native performs at JFK tribute in Dallas

      MGN Online

      There is a Kirksville connection to Friday's tribute marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

      The somber ceremony was held in Dallas.

      A Kirksville native was part of the event.

      Brian Pagliai, 19, of Kirksville sang in the U.S. Naval Academy Men's Glee Club as part of the ceremony.

      Pagliai is a 2013 graduate of Kirksville High School, and he is a freshman at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, where he is also a midshipman.

      Brian is the son of Danny and Teresa Pagliai of Kirksville.

      His proud mother told KTVO Brian and the Men's Glee Club will also be performing next month at the Kennedy Center Honors.