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Pic of back side of 50th Anniversary JFK Memorial


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President John F. Kennedy – Remembering 50 Years Later

The city of Dallas, Texas will be honoring the memory of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 2013, 50 years after his untimely parting.

Most people know, whether they were there or learned about it in school, that on November 22, 1963, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated.  He was the 35th President of the United States of America.

On November 22, 2013, his memory will be celebrated at the place where it all happened, Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas.  This historic event will be called:  The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy.

It’s too late to request a ticket but that does not mean you cannot be apart of this memorable time in other ways.

About the event:

There will be screens outside the immediate area where spectators can watch the program.  The music starts at 11:45 AM and the program starts at 12:15 PM at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas.  For those who don’t know or don’t remember, this is where the tragic incident took place.  There actually white “X’s” that mark the specific spots on the road.  Thousands of people drive over them every day.

Prior to July 31st of this year, people were able to request free tickets.  The selected people who actually get the tickets will be selected at random and submitted to a screening by the Dallas Police Department.  Five thousand tickets will be issued around October.
As someone who has been through that area hundreds of times, I can’t imagine what it will look like with 5,000 people.


There will be screens nearby for people who do not get tickets.

It may be too late to get tickets but there are several other ways to be a part of this memorable celebration.

There are several website links at the 50th anniversary website.  Below I have briefly described a some of them.

The Sixth Floor Museum has a “Living History Series” and has several programs throughout the rest of the year with notable people giving their account of the assassination.  This includes doctors who worked in on the President, first-hand eyewitnesses of the incident, reporter / photographers and more.  I think it would be interesting to hear these people talk about their experience during that time.

JFK Day of Service
Nov 23, 2013 will be a day of service in honor of JFK.  Remember his famous quote?  In his inauguration speech President Kennedy so famously said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
There are at least 2,500 slots available for volunteers on that day.  You can sign up at jfkday.com.  (I’m thinking of doing the “Communities of School” gig….teaching children about JFK and giving math and reading lessons.

Lots of interesting photos and info at this site:

Memorial Concert at Dallas Symphoony nov 21-24

DMA On view from May 26 through September 15, 2013, Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy
Then it will be Amon Carter Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, where it will be on view October 12, 2013, through January 12, 2014.  and more.  It will be various art works that were installed in his room in Hotel Texas for he and the Mrs. during his final trip to Dallas in 1963.

JFK: A Symposium for Dallas to understand the impact of the assassination.
Saturday, November 2nd at the Southside Ballroom from 10 am-4:30 pm

Find others here:  http://50thhonoringjohnfkennedy.com/related-links.asp

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