|Texas Dallas | John F Kennedy Cenotaph - JFK Memorial Monument|
|Friday, 03 December 2010 00:00|
Erected in 1970 and entirely funded by Dallas citizens, the monument is a simple roofless room with 4 walls of 30 feet high and 50 feet wide. There are two narrow openings facing north and south. Ornamented with identical circles that runs from bottom to top at each corner, the monument does resemble a mammoth LEGO block in a way.
Confined within the four white walls, there is a low-hewn granite square carved with the name John Fitzgerald Kennedy in gold. Only that and nothing else.
Not too far from the monument, there is a black granite on the ground that reads
"The joy and excitement of John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s life belonged to all men.
So did the pain and sorrow of his death. When he died on November 22, 1963, shock and agony touched human conscience throughout the world. In Dallas, Texas, there was a special sorrow.
The young President died in Dallas. The death bullets were fired 200 yards west of this site.
This memorial, designed by Philip Johnson, was erected by the people of Dallas. Thousands of citizens contributed support, money and effort.
It is not a memorial to the pain and sorrow of death, but stands as a permanent tribute to the joy and excitement of one man’s life. John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s life."
Directly adjacent to Old Red Museum, at intersection of Main Street and Market Street. If you stands at Dealey Plaza facing Old Red Museum, JFK Memorial would not be visible as it is hidden behind the Old Red Museum.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 October 2010 20:17|
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