On November 22, 1962, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, thirty-fifth presedent of the United States, visited Dallas. A presidential parade traveled north on Houston street to Elm street and west on Elm street. As the parade continued on Elm street at 12:30 P.M. rifle shots wounded the president and Texas governer John Connally.
Findings of the Warren Commission indicated that the rifle shots were fired from a sixth floor window near the southeast corner of the Texas School Book Depository building Elm and Houston a block north of this marker. (See upper-left corner of the Grassy Knoll near the tall stone monument.)
Presedent Kennedy expired at Parkland Memorial Hospital at 11:00 P.M. The John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial Plaza is nearby joined by Main, Record, Market and Commerce streets.