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JFK Commemorative Breakfast

This year, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce will remember the 50th anniversary of JFK’s historic visit to Fort Worth with an honorary breakfast November 22, 2013, 7:30 a.m. at the Hilton Hotel for Chamber members. The Hilton Hotel is the location where President Kennedy spent his last night and delivered one of his final two speeches.

The special guest speaker will be United States Secret Service Agent Clint Hill. Agent Hill was assigned to Mrs. Kennedy and was in the presidential motorcade during the assassination of President Kennedy. During the breakfast, former Speaker of the House Jim Wright, who also accompanied the president on that morning in Fort Worth and Dallas, will be honored with the Chamber’s High Impact Legacy Award.

Prior to the breakfast, attendees will hear the Texas Boys Choir perform selections from the repertoire they sang at the 1963 breakfast. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price will close the FWCC breakfast by placing a memorial wreath at the JFK Tribute to pay homage to the memory of President Kennedy’s visit to Fort Worth.

November 22, 2013 at 7:30AM
(This event is SOLD OUT. Please check back after Nov. 8 to see if any additional seats become available.)
JFK 50th Anniversary Commemorative Breakfast
For information, visit

History 1963

Chamber breakfast speech video (50 min.)

Speech outside Hotel Texas (audio with still photos)

Original 1963 Chamber Invitation (PDF)

Original 1963 Fort Worth Breakfast

1963 Photos




Other DFW Area Events

In addition to the commemorative breakfast, multiple exhibitions will be held in Fort Worth and Tarrant County through November and beyond.

October 12, 2013 – January 12, 2014
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy.
Admission is free.

November 9-17, 2013
Casa Manana presents Oswald, The Actual Interrogation

November 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Fort Worth Library presents An Evening with Bob Schieffer: Remembering John F. Kennedy
Admission is free

September 9-February 8, 2014
University of Texas at Arlington Libraries Special Collections presents “Howdy, Mr. President” A Fort Worth Perspective of JFK
Admission is free.

JFK Tribute in downtown Fort Worth

The Sixth Floor Museum presents John F. Kennedy and the Memory of a Nation (Permanent Exhibition)