There was no shortage of events in Dallas this year marking the anniversary, including panels with journalists and others who witnessed the events of the day, special concerts and museum exhibits.
As press aide for Texas Gov. John Connally, Julian Read was in a media bus several vehicles behind the presidential limousine. After the gunshots, he watched as the vehicle carrying the president and wounded governor sped away. Read released a book this year recounting his experience and has attended several of the events, which he called cathartic.
“Even though there are all those melancholy thoughts, the way it’s shaping up ... gives me more of a comfort than any time since 1963,” said Read, who will return to Dealey Plaza today.
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