“Mr. President, you can’t say Dallas doesn’t love you.” Nellie Connolly, the first lady of Texas, turned around and spoke those words to President John F. Kennedy. He was sitting behind her in the open-top 1961 Lincoln Continental convertible, and he agreed: “No, you certainly can’t.” These were among his last words. Then as the car entered Dealey Plaza and passed the Texas Book Depository, three shots rang out. A bullet hit Kennedy, flung him back, then to the left, as he slumped into Jackie’s arms.
A generation remembers John F. Kennedy’s assassination on its 60th anniversary
November 21, 2023