assassination of John F. Kennedy. (Interesting, C. S. Lewis died the same day.) Recently, my son and I were in Dallas and spent some time in Dealey Plaza.
people consider it ancient history. I was a very young boy, remembering
the day, the funeral and other events surrounding this because we had
just got our first TV. With only three stations, that was all that
seemed to be on.
Most of us have seen the en Abraham Zapruder video,
made from his home-movie camera. It provides the graphic images of the
assassination. The photos and movies do little to put it all into
perspective. Being there gives one the ability to stand on the grassy knoll, see the layout of Elm Street and understand the actual travel route, and see the Texas School Book Depository from where Oswald fired the fatal shot. We did not pay the $16 to enter the Sixth Floor Museum due to time (and cost -- a ridiculous fee).
experience was educational for both my son and I. If you find yourself
in Dallas, it is worth the visit. The historical significance on America
and our Presidential institution is invaluable.