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Above is the link to the page on my freewebsite dealing with the events of November 22, 1963.

The text follows here:

On Nov 22, 1963, JFK & Jackie visited Texas.  JFK gave a speech outside the Hotel Texas in Ft Worth, then he & his wife attended a breakfast given by the Ft. Worth Chamber of Commerce.  They made the short flight to Dallas Love Field where they landed at 11:37 a.m.
       The Kennedys shook hands with people who had come out to see them at the airport.  They then boarded the Presidential car along with Texas Governor John Connally & his wife Nellie.  The motorcade stopped in route to the Trade Mart, where the President was to give a luncheon address, so JFK could shake hands with people.

       At 12:30 p.m., the motorcade entered Dealey Plaza as it made a right turn from Main to Houston Street & then left to Elm Street.  As the they headed down Elm passing the Texas School Book Depository, shots rang out. Both JFK & Governor Connally were hit by the gunfire. The Governor screamed out ‘They are going to kill us all!’

       JFK & John Connally were taken to Parkland Hospital.  At 1:00 p.m. JFK was pronounced dead as a result of a ‘gunshot wound to the brain.’  Governor Connally went into surgery & later recovered from his wounds.

       The body was placed on Air Force One where Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th President.  The plane returned to Washington.  JFK’s autopsy was performed at Bethesda Naval Hospital & the body returned to the White House early on the morning of November 23.

       JFK’s casket was placed in the East Room & on Nov 24 moved to the Capitol Rotunda to lie in state.  It was carried on a caisson pulled by six white horses. More than 250,000 people filed past the closed casket.  On Monday, JFK’s funeral service was conducted at St. Matthew’s Cathedral by Cardinal Cushing of Boston.  JFK was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.  Jackie, Bobby & Teddy lit the ‘Eternal Flame’ to mark the grave.

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