By Yvette Tello

President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 visited San Antonio to dedicate the Aerospace Medical Center at Brooks AFB one day before he was assassinated in Dallas.  I wasn’t born yet but what a historical day for San Antonio. Do you remember this day? Let’s talk about it…

Sally Ann Larios Herrera: “ My girlfriend and I took an hour for lunch so we can see them. I will always remember.”

Danny Rodriguez: “ I was born on the 22nd of November 1963 at 3 pm same day same year. I was asked to work on a project in Alamo Heights it was for a person I can’t name.  He was working for a government agency.  His father took care of President Kennedy.  I was able to listen to some great information and saw some very private moments with President Kennedy. I’ll leave it at that.”

Tara Reece LaCourse: “ My mom and  I stood along the street and waved as he passed by… not sure where we were. I was only 5.”

Hector G Gamez: “ I was 10 years old. My parents too me out of school to see the President. We stood across from the Majestic Theater, in front of what was then Frost Brothers When the motorcade passed by, I was dazzled by how beautiful she was and striking the President was.I thought ” this must be what movie stars looked like ” Then the next day, he was shot dead. Powerful stuff for a 10 year old to try to understand”

Adam Rodriguez: “ I remember seeing him that day.”

Larry Hale: “ I will remember that day for the rest of my life.”

Reyes Alvarado: “ I will remember that day; the whole week because they had the story everyday and night. It was a sad day.  Almost every body was crying. The pictures of the President; we will never forget.”

Mellisa Perez: “ Good walk to remember. Needed the refresh”

Judy Lenhart: “ I remember that day, what I was doing and who I was with, when I heard the news.”

Mellisa Perez: “ 56 years ago. He was smart and powerful and he  knew how to handle that. He loved his country.”

Aurora J Alfaro : “I remember going to see him. I was in school at St. Michaels and it was close to downtown so we walked there. It was awesome. I remember the day.”