I was in gradeschool on November 22, 1963 when a tragic historic event occurred on this spot in Dallas.
It was when I was walking home from school that day that my next door neighbor told me that President Kennedy had been assassinated. President Kennedy was the first president I was aware of as a kid.
Last November, we watched a couple specials on the 50th anniversary of the assassination President Kennedy and with that fresh in memory, Brion suggested we go downtown to the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza which houses the spot from which Lee Harvey Oswald is said to have shot the president. It's now the Dallas County Administration Building, but back then it was the Texas School Book Depository.
Here's a picture of the 7-story building taken from the spot in the road where President Kennedy was shot (yes, I took this picture from the middle of the road).
The museum was okay, but didn't include anything I hadn't seen in a documentary or read online or in books. It also wasn't very well laid out, with small groups of people crowding in small areas of the museum. We weren't allowed to take pictures inside the museum.
Still, it was good to see where things were located after having read about them. Here I am, sitting in the grassy knoll.
When I was in school, all the way through college, I really hated reading about history. That's changed over the years. So, this was a cool outing on a warm Texas day.