Shortly after noon on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas.
Crowds of excited people had lined the streets to wave to the Kennedys that afternoon. The Presidential procession traveled along a ten-mile route that wound through downtown Dallas on the way to the Trade Mart where the President was scheduled to speak at a luncheon.
The car turned off of Main Street at Dealey Plaza around 12:30 p.m. As it was passing the Texas School Book Depository, gunfire suddenly reverberated in the plaza. Read more.
This view is of the Presidential motorcade on Main Street that November afternoon.
Yet another post about death on my blog. I apologize to seem so morbid. Both posts are out of respect and to preserve their cultural significance. If you are unaware, President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22 in 1963, 48 years ago today by Lee Harvey Oswald.