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Document for Today, November 22nd:
President Johnsonís Remarks Upon Arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, 11/22/1963


Statement Upon Arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, 11/22/1963 (National Archives Identifier: 595538); File Unit: 11/22/63 Remarks of President Upon Arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, 11/22/1963; Collection LBJ-STMNT: Statements Files, 09/23/1927 - 12/26/1972, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library (NLLBJ); National Archives and Records Administration.

On November 22, 1963, during a planned two-day, five-city tour of Texas, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while traveling in a motorcade through Dallas, Texas. This statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson was written aboard Air Force One during the flight back to the nationís capital, just hours after the assassination, and after the the oath of office was administered to Johnson. The President delivered the statement upon landing at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, DC.
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