JFK statue commemorates hope former president brought to Fort Worth, the world
Posted Dec. 10, 2012
President John F. Kennedy addressed a crowd of thousands Nov. 22, 1963, that had gathered in the rain around his Fort Worth hotel to catch a glimpse of him as he headed to a breakfast at the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.
The remarks would be his last.
Nearly 50 years later, an 8-foot-tall bronze statue now stands at the corner of Eighth and Main streets, marking the location of the address and the inspiration Americans have drawn from Kennedy’s words.
The tribute—made possible by Downtown Fort Worth Inc. and public-private partnership—displays large photographs on a marble wall of the president taken that day and select quotes from speeches he gave in office.
In addition to the displays at the exhibit, the tribute has a worldwide reach through the site’s website. Photos, videos and stories from those who attended the speech are available through JFKtribute.com, and a mobile site provides visitors with smartphones an audio tour of the tribute.
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