John F. Kennedy's Final Public Words
November 22, 2013 10:26 AM Subscribe
"Mrs. Kennedy is organizing herself. It takes longer. [laughter] But, of course, she looks better than we do when she does it."
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JFK delivered two speeches on the morning of November 22, 1963. The first took place around 9AM just outside the Hotel Texas in downtown Fort Worth, where a large crowd had gathered in the morning drizzle to hear the president speak. (PDF photo slideshow)
Shortly afterward, he addressed the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce at a breakfast event
, where he talked about the city's contributions to national defense, including the B-36 and B-58 bombers (both built there) and a proposed future project, the TFX (Tactical Fighter Experimental).
After the breakfast, it was on to Dallas, where he planned to give a speech at the Dallas Trade Mart
, after a brief motorcade through downtown.
*Both Fort Worth speeches are included in the video in the primary link. (The parking lot speech is audio only.) The Chamber of Commerce speech starts at the 43:00 mark.