Out in the suburbs of Fort Worth, right above Arlington, lies a grave that I can’t decide wether it should be honored as a part of history, or condemned as the memory of a traitor to democracy. The grave of Lee Harvey Oswald holds an aura unlike any others.
Lee Harvey Oswald is best known as the assassin of President John F. Kennedy. As Kennedy’s motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza Dallas at about 12:30 p.m. on November 22, Oswald fired three rifle shots from the sixth-floor window of the book depository, killing the President and seriously wounding Texas Governor John Connally. One shot apparently missed the presidential limousine entirely, another struck both Kennedy and Connally, and a third bullet struck Kennedy in the head, killing him.
Going to his grave today is a surreal experience. The cemetery is beautifully kept and I could imagine strolling through the grounds, paying my respects to the dead, just as a way to pass a nice Sunday afternoon.
Oswald’s grave is a little hard to find. The easiest way would be to follow the linked directions. Once you find the grave, you will see it is well maintained and oddly covered in American flags. I’m not sure if their intent is sarcastic or sincere. I’d like to encounter someone while they are placing them and ask their story.
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