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Fort Worth Flashback: Press article reports on JFK speech

Posted Nov. 17, 2014

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The Nov. 22, 1963, edition of the Fort Worth Press gave a full account of President John F. Kennedy’s speech earlier in the day at the Hotel Texas downtown.

The Press, an afternoon paper, obviously went to press before the news of Kennedy’s assassination had spread from Dallas.

The Press reported: “Speaking of the TFX fighter plane now being produced by General Dynamics/Fort Worth, (Kennedy) referred to the new supersonic plane as the ‘first operational aircraft ever produced that can literally spread its wings in the air.’ You in Fort Worth will play a major role in the security of the United States for the next 10 years.”

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