Friday, November 22, 2013063As wintry winds swept Dealey Plaza, thousands gathered on Nov. 22 at the scene of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s assassination to salute his legacy and spirit on the 50th anniversary of his death.
Thursday, November 21, 2013076I was stationed at Dewitt Army Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Va., in 1963. I was in the U.S. Army Medical Corp working as a Medic in the hospital and also assigned to the White House to work during any special events involving the White House.
Thursday, November 21, 2013085I was standing outside the Trade Mart building where the president was to speak at a luncheon. My mother was inside, having received a ticket from then-U.S. Attorney Barefoot Sanders. One of Sanders’ daughters, Janet, and I were with my father. We had gotten out of school at Preston Hollow Elementary to see JFK. I was 9 years old.
Thursday, November 21, 20130179Before 1960 I had only vaguely heard about a Massachusetts senator named John Fitzgerald Kennedy. However his was only one name among many politicians; but then something happened. It occurred while I was on a vacation trip to Mexico with two Oklahoma priests. We had stopped on the border for the night. The Democratic Convention had...
Thursday, November 21, 2013085Mary Kathleen O’Connor Treviño joined classmates from Bishop Dunne Catholic School on Nov. 22, 1963, in traveling to downtown Dallas to watch President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade.
Thursday, November 21, 2013070Yolanda Garcia-Roncal stood near the corner of Lemmon and Oak Lawn along with classmates of Holy Trinity Catholic School to watch the motorcade pass by on the fateful day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.
Thursday, November 21, 20130174Brothers Daniel Darrouzet, Bob Darrouzet and John Darrouzet all had the chance to shake the hand of President John F. Kennedy hours before he was assassinated 50 years ago.