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President and Mrs. Kennedy Arriving in Dallas President and Mrs. Kennedy Shaking Hands at Love Field President and Mrs. Kennedy in the motorcade LBJ being sworn in as President aboard Air Force One Lee Harvey Oswald in Custody Oswald being shot by Ruby

Dallas Remembers: The 50th Anniversary

November 22, 2013

All the photos on this page were taken on Friday afternoon, November 22, 2013--the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (and an unseasonably cold, rainy day)--at Dallas' Dealey Plaza where an official ticket-only commemorative event was held earlier in the day by the City of Dallas. Afterwards, many more thousands of people from Dallas and around the world poured into the area either to learn about or to recall and reflect on a painful national trauma that those of us who were alive on that day will never forget.

JFK
The Kennedy Presidency

Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, November 22, 2013
View from the northeast corner of Houston and Elm streets, looking down toward the Triple Underpass.

Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, November 22, 2013
Flag at half-mast, with "Old Red" courthouse in the background.

Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, November 22, 2013
A view across Elm Street, of the area where the official ceremony was held earlier in the day.

Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, November 22, 2013
View of the Grassy Knoll and Sixth Floor Museum Building (former Texas School Book Depository)

Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, November 22, 2013
Floral tributes at historic landmark marker.

Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, November 22, 2013
Local history professor points to sixth floor window.

Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, November 22, 2013
The Grassy Knoll

Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, November 22, 2013
View of the infamous sixth floor window from northwest corner of Houston and Elm streets.

Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, November 22, 2013
Entrance to former Texas School Book Depository

Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, November 22, 2013
Historical Marker with modern addition below

U.S. Flag line

Black and White Kennedy Assassination photos above are from a commercial clip art CD. The photo of President Kennedy at a White House Press Conference is from the Kennedy Library Web Site and is believed to be in the public domain.

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