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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings Talks JFK Memorial And 50th Anniversary Preparations

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133950047 Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings Talks JFK Memorial And 50th Anniversary Preparations

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Tomorrow might be Thanksgiving, but it is also the 49th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. At 12:25PM on November 22nd, 1963,  shots rang out in Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas and fatally wounded the President as his motorcade turned on to Elm Street.

Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings shared about the plans for the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination and making sure that local citizens who were involved in the historical event are recognized and remembered.

This week, Dallas police officer J.D. Tippet was remembered with a memorial marker at the spot in Oak Cliff were he stopped Lee Harvey Oswald after the assassination, and Oswald gunned him down before heading to the Texas Theater where he was later apprehended. A memorial ceremony and unveiling of the memorial marker was held yesterday in Oak Cliff and attended by Tippet’s widow.

Looking forward towards the 50th anniversary next year, Mayor Rawlings promises a simple yet serious and respectful ceremony. It will start with a moment of silence citywide at 12:25PM.

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