I just finished reading a new book entitled The Kennedy Detail, which gives the accounts of the Secret Service agents whose job it was to protect John and Jacque Kennedy the day they went to Dallas in 1963. Until this book, these men had remained silent about their experience. It is a book worth reading.
This is a shot of the famous “Texas Book Depository,” which is now a historic landmark and a museum. If you look to the farthest window on the top floor, you can see where Lee Harvey Oswald fired the shots that killed JFK and stunned the world. In the middle left of this photo is the so-called “grassy knoll.” From which some conspiracy theorists say a second gunman fired shots.
I was in the third grade when Kennedy was killed and I didn’t really understand the significance of this event. Now, after more than 50 years, I can see that it was an event that changed the psyche of our nation, just as 9/11 has seemed to.
I must admit that I don’t think I have figured out the true meaning and significance of this event. Interestingly, the “truther” conspiracy movement has already fogged what some think is “true” about 9/11. Will it take us 50 years to understand the impact of this event?
Incidentally, I have posted another somewhat similar photo of the Texas Book Depository. But today’s photo gives you a broader view. I hope you don’t mind.