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McCullough is the Right Choice to Commemmorate JFK Anniversary

I am  thrilled to read that David McCullough will be the featured speaker for the JFK Memorial Anniversary ceremony on November 22, 2013.  This event will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the fatal shooting in downtown Dallas.

McCullough has positioned himself as the premier biographer in contemporary literature.  You are aware of his prolific work on John Adams and Harry Truman, but I thought that 1776 and The Greater Journey:  Americans in Paris were simply over the top. 

 To read more about his selection as the keynote speaker, go to this link:

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/dallas/headlines/20121120-historian-david-mccullough-to-headline-dallas-event-for-50th-anniversary-of-jfk-assassination.ece?action=reregister

I have studied the JFK assassination for many years.  I was 9 years old when he came to Dallas.  My mother let me stay home to watch his speech on television, which, of course, he never gave.  The conspiracy theories are interesting, but when you look at what we know, not what we can speculate about, there was only one killer in Dealey Plaza on November 22.  The best resource for this is the amazing and comprehensive work by Vincent Bugliosi entitled Reclaiming America

The 50th anniversary of this event will bring about many more books.  Right now, at the top of the non-fiction list is Bill O’Reilly’s book Killing Kennedy.  How many more will we see?  How  many more do we need?

I don’t know the answer to those questions.   But I do know this – the anniversary is not a VIP-event, but it does require a ticket. There will be only a few available. You can bet your bottom dollar that I will have one. I will be there – it will be a memory of a lifetime.

What do you think?  Let’s talk about it really soon!