Sunday 2 May 2010

The Day in Dallas

It is only fitting that before leaving for Cameroon, I pay homage to the creator of Peace Corps himself, none other than President John F. Kennedy.

At Dealy Plaza, one can visit The Sixth Floor Museum, an exhibition of JFK's inspirational life, young presidency, and tragic assassination. Since it's opening in 1989, the museum has attracted over six million visitors who walk the same spot where Lee Harvey Oswald shot the former President.

Though no photography is allowed, I was able to take mental images of pictures such as Kennedy and his wife happily waving to the American public from their motorcade. The highlight though was seeing and reading the handful of Peace Corps references throughout the museum.

Little could the President have known that fifty years later, almost 200,000 Americans will have answered his call to service. I'm honored to be one of them.

The JFK Memorial, Dallas, TX

Longhorns at Pioneer Plaza at Young Street

Dallas's City Hall designed by world class architect, I.M. Pei

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