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Found: The Only Full-color Footage of Remarkable JFK Assassination Reconstruction

School project leads principal to previously unseen video of assassination re-enactment

Video had been sitting in the Lemons' kitchen cupboard for more than four decades

City of Dallas planning ceremony with the tolling of church bells, a moment of silence and readings from JFK's most famous speeches

45-minute memorial will be free and open to the public


PUBLISHED: 20:00 EST, 21 November 2012 | UPDATED: 23:18 EST, 21 November 2012

A school project centered around the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has

unearthed a previously unseen video - a re-enactment of one of America's most historic


Seventh-grader Alyssa Leverton immersed herself in all things JFK for a school project

about his death and the conspiracy theories that followed.

The report was so well done that it was featured at a state competition, a feather in the

cap of Miss Leverton's principal Mike Merrell, who boasted about the comprehensive

assignment to anyone who would listen.


Reconstruction: The video shows an agent posing as John F. Kennedy, with markings

showing where the president had been shot



Catalyst: The discovery stemmed from a school project by seventh-grader Alyssa

Leverton, who had immersed herself in all things Kennedy for the report


Scene of the crime: Bobby Lemons' camera was rolling as he captured a federal

investigation of the JFK assassination in Dallas - months after it happened


One of a kind: The Lemons' footage is the only known color video of the reconstruction

Bobby and Jan Lemons were no different, but they had something to add to the

conversation - the only full-color video of a subsequent investigation into Kennedy's


KTAB News reported that the video had been sitting in a kitchen cupboard in the

Lemons' Big Country, Texas, home for decades.

They said that they were a young couple when they visited Dallas in 1964 - months

after Kennedy's death.

As they arrived at the fateful roadway in Dealey Plaza, they found federal officials

conducting a reconstruction of the murder.

Mr Lemons took out his camera and began filming as they witnessed an agent posing as

Kennedy, with markings showing where the president had been shot.

It's the only known color video of the investigation.


Planning: Officials can be seen staging the re-enactment as a man posing as Kennedy

can be seen in the back seat


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They didn't know what they had: The video sat in Jan and Bobby Lemons' kitchen

cupboard for nearly 50 years. They were a young couple when they caught the re-

enactment in 1964



Hindsight: Activity can be seen at the window from which Lee Harvey Oswald shot

Kennedy in the re-enactment video



The real thing: President Kennedy smiles in the sun as he rides from the Dallas airport

into the city with his wife and Texas Governor John Connally in a photo taken moments

before he was shot

Until they showed the video to Mr Merrell, the couple believed that what they had was of

little significance. They have since donated the video to the Sixth Floor Museum in

Dallas, which is located in the book depository from which Lee Harvey Oswald fired the

fatal shots on Kennedy.

Earlier this week, the city of Dallas announced that it will mark the 50th anniversary of

the Kennedy assassination next year with a ceremony featuring the tolling of church

bells, a moment of silence and readings by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David

McCullough from the president's speeches.

'I think what we want to do is focus on the life and legacy and leadership of President

Kennedy,' Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said on Tuesday.

Mayor Rawlings added: 'The tone is going to be serious, simple, respectful, and it's

going to be about his life.'

The commemoration on November 22, 2013, will take place in Dealey Plaza, where

Kennedy's motorcade through downtown Dallas was passing as shots rang out.



Fateful Ride: President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and Texas

Governor John Connally ride in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963

The ceremony will begin at 12:25pm with the tolling of church bells across the city,

followed by a moment of silence at 12:30pm, the time of the shooting.

The Warren Commission that investigated the president's death concluded that Lee

Harvey Oswald fired at Kennedy's motorcade from the sixth floor of the Texas School

Book Depository and acted alone.

Rawlings convened a committee of more than two dozen Dallas civic leaders to decide

how to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination.

He said the committee decided the commemoration should be a tribute to Kennedy's


He added that students throughout the city will be learning about Kennedy and talking

about ways they can fulfill his charge to think about what they can do for their country.



The Arrival: President Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy shake hands with dignitaries at

Love Field airport in Dallas, Texas

The ceremony, expected to last about 45 minutes, also will feature a performance by

the U.S. Naval Academy Men's Glee Club in honor of Kennedy, who was a U.S. Navy

veteran. Religious leaders will offer prayers and a benediction, and there will be a military


'This is an important day in a lot of people's lives – this is true for people throughout

the world,'; Rawlings said.

McCullough has written acclaimed biographies of Presidents Harry S. Truman and John

Adams. He's won two Pulitzer Prizes as well as many other awards.

The memorial will be free and open to the public.

Read more:

Couple Discovers Video's Historic Value 49 Years Later http://bigcountryhom...7113_start=3675


Best Regards in Research,


Donald Roberdeau

U.S.S. John F. Kennedy, CV-67, plank walker

Sooner, or later, The Truth emerges Clearly

For your key considerations....

Homepage: President KENNEDY "Men of Courage" speech, and Assassination Evidence, Witnesses, Suspects + Outstanding Researchers Discoveries and Considerations.... http://droberdeau.bl...ination_09.html

Dealey Plaza Map Detailing 11-22-63 Victims precise locations,

Witnesses, Films & Photos, Evidence, Suspected bullet trajectories, Important

information & Considerations, in One Convenient Resource.... http://img831.images...dated110110.gif

(updated map coming in 2012)

Visual Report: "The First Bullet Impact Into President Kennedy: while JFK

was Hidden Under the 'magic-limbed-ricochet-tree' ".... http://img504.images...k1102308ms8.gif

Visual Report: Reality versus C.A.D. : the Real World, versus, Garbage-In, Garbage-Out.... http://img248.images...ealityvscad.gif

Discovery: "Very Close JFK Assassination Witness ROSEMARY WILLIS Zapruder Film Documented 2nd Headsnap: West, Ultrafast, and Directly Towards the Grassy Knoll".... http://educationforu...?showtopic=2394

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The Lemons' film is certainly not the ONLY color footage of the Warren Commission's 5/24/64 re-enactment. The WC/FBI themselves filmed the re-enactment in color, portions of which were shown in the 1999 documentary "The Murder Of JFK: A Revisionist History". And I have some color clips from the '64 re-enactment on my sites too (linked below). The color is admittedly very crappy-looking here, but it is in color:


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