Friday, November 22, 1963
November 22, 1963
JFK awoke in Ft. Worth, Texas to rain. He spoke to a crowd from a platform across from the Texas Hotel for about 3 and a half minutes, complimenting the crowd for turning out in bad weather and joking about the absence of the first lady on the platform to applause from the crowd.
“… there are no faints hearts in Ft. Worth. Mrs. Kennedy is organizing herself, but, of course, she looks better than we do…”
Kennedy went on to touch on the role that Ft. Worth had played over the decades in building military aircraft, the planned launch of large booster rocket in December, 1963, and the latest economic growth figures.
After flying to Love Field in Dallas and en route to the Dallas Trade Mart, JFK was assassinated.