Lee Harvey Oswald’s grave. Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Burial Park. Fort Worth.
Sixteen-year-old Jacqui and her father, Joaquin, traveled from Culver City, California to Texas for the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Jacqui, a self-professed history buff, had been planning for more than two years, and paid for the trip by recycling thousands of bottles and cans.
Jacqui considers herself something of an expert on the cast of conspiracy theory characters surrounding Kennedy’s death, and has come to her own conclusion. “I think it was Badge Man,” she said.
J.F.K. spent his last night at the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth, and spoke at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast in the hotel’s Crystal ballroom on the morning of his assassination. “There are no faint hearts in Fort Worth,” Kennedy reportedly said in his remarks.
Oswald and Kennedy were buried on the same day. Owing to a paucity of mourners, a group of reporters served as Oswald’s pall bearers.