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[VIDEO] Nov. 22, 1963 | JFK Remarks at Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

Nov. 22, 1963 - President Kennedy spoke this morning at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast at The Texas Hotel in Fort Worth. But the star of the event was Mrs. Kennedy, who entered the ballroom to a tremendous round of applause from the 2,500 guests, prompting the President to remark: “Two years ago, I introduced myself in Paris as the man who had accompanied Mrs. Kennedy to Paris. I’m getting somewhat that same sensation as I travel around Texas. Nobody wonders what Lyndon and I wear.” After President Kennedy’s speech, the president of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce presented both Kennedys with cowboy boots and the President with a 10-gallon hat. Mr. Kennedy declined to put it on in public, joking that he would wear it at the White House next Monday. Following the speech, President Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy returned to their hotel suite, where the President placed a telephone call to former Vice President John Nance Garner to wish him a happy 95th birthday.


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