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JFK Tribute To Be Built In Fort Worth

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Former President John F. Kennedy, pictured on November 9, 1960. (credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Former President John F. Kennedy, pictured on November 9, 1960. (credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

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FORT WORTH (AP) – Fort Worth plans a downtown memorial to President John F. Kennedy about the half day he spent in the city before his fateful trip to Dallas.

Plans were announced Tuesday. The JFK Tribute Committee will sponsor a fundraising drive.

Kennedy and the first lady flew to Fort Worth the evening of Nov. 21, 1963. They spent the night at the Hotel Texas, then JFK the next morning spoke to a crowd outside the hotel.

President Kennedy went on to address the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, after about 12 hours in Fort Worth, then flew to Dallas, where JFK was fatally shot during a motorcade.

Dallas has a memorial plaza and other historic sites and museums to mark the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination.

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