The view from the Oval Office as seen through the eyes of America's youngest 1st family.
A beloved US President with new ideas, new hopes, and an oath to office to protect the liberties of all Americans.
The United States of America was safe
and times were good.
A young President that wanted to be closer to the people.
A loving Presidential family and 1st Lady that people saw as royalty in a period of time that Hollywood was second best.
Although reports surfaced of a possible assassination attempt on the President when he arrives in Dallas, Texas...Secret Service agents allow the bullet proof bubble to be removed following the orders of the President, in order to feel closer to the citizens.
An age of Innocense
On November 22, 1963 the Presidential motorcade followed a slow, calculated path down Elm Street in Dallas, Texas.
At 12:30pm a single shot rang out.
For a short moment time stood still...
A nations Hero falls into the lap of its 1st Lady.
Time starts to speed up...
Screams, yelling and the sounds of a V8 engine echo the surrounding area. The president was shot and every seconds counts as the Presidential motorcade roars into Parkland Memorial Hospital.
Camelot is forever lost
so is a nations innocense...
The Assassination of JFK marked the last time an open cockpit was used for Presidential use.
Each year on the anniversary of the assassination
the people's President can still be seen waving from X-100
1961 Presidential Lincoln Continental 4-door named X-100 by the Secret Service
Base price was $7,347.00
Presidential upgrades cost $200,000.00
The upgrades include but not limited to:
Removable steel and clear plastic roof panels
Hydraulic rear seat that could raise the president
Large heating and air conditioning system with auxiliary blowers and 2 control panels
Hand-embroidered presidential seals in special door pockets
Four retractable steps for Secret Service agents
Two steps on rear bumper for additional agents
Flashing red lights on bumper, siren
Dual flagstaffs and spotlights
Jump seats for extra passengers
Two Motorola radio telephones
The X-100 is on display and can be seen at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.
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