Paying respects to President Kennedy
by Jorge Sanchez - 4 years, 5 months ago
I was in the school when suddenly the class was interrupted and all the teachers were commenting something with surprise and sadness. Then I learnt that USA President John Fitzgerald Kennedy had just been assassinated. It was the year 1963.
The news about his death caused commotion in the whole world.
Since then I have wanted to visit Dallas, Texas, the place where the crime took place.
The opportunity appeared in the year 2010, while I was travelling by bus from Florida to Los Angeles, where I had to fly to Honolulu and then to Midway island, and resolved to spend half a day in Dallas to visit the place of the shooting.
At the Dallas Greyhound bus station I asked the whereabouts of the place and was informed that two blocks ahead was the monument devoted to him, in Memorial Plaza.
I immediately walked there and saw the huge memorial. I spent long time walking around the monument and discovering the buildings near that area.
In the evening I boarded another bus with destination Taos, in New Mexico, in my way to Los Angeles, California.