82R27323 BPG-D
  By: Raymond H.C.R. No. 156
         WHEREAS, In November 1963, many Texans were anticipating a
  two-day visit to their state by President John F. Kennedy; and
         WHEREAS, The president's itinerary included stops in Dallas,
  San Antonio, Houston, Fort Worth, and the capital of the Lone Star
  State, where he was to appear at the Municipal Auditorium on
  November 22; the speech he planned to deliver in Austin that evening
  included memories of his 1960 campaign tour of Texas with then vice
  presidential candidate Lyndon B. Johnson and concluded with a call
  for unity and renewed confidence in American ideals; and
         WHEREAS, The assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas on
  November 22, 1963, forever changed the United States of America and
  its people; in the aftermath of that tragedy, the planned visit to
  Austin became a somber footnote in the annals of Texas and the
  United States; and
         WHEREAS, The placement of a Texas Historical Marker near the
  auditorium would serve to remind future generations of President
  Kennedy's leadership and his special interest in the citizens of
  the Lone Star State; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 82nd Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby direct the Texas Historical Commission to work with the City
  of Austin to develop a unique design for an official Texas
  Historical Marker in honor of President Kennedy, to be paid for
  entirely with funds raised privately for this purpose, for
  placement on or near the site of the Austin Municipal Auditorium;
  and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That such marker include, among other appropriate
  notations, these words from President Kennedy's intended remarks:
         For our country is moving and it must not stop. It
  cannot stop. For this is a time for courage and a time
  for challenge. Neither conformity nor complacency
  will do. Neither the fanatics nor the faint-hearted
  are needed. And our duty as a party is not to our party
  alone, but to the Nation, and, indeed, to all mankind.
  Our duty is not merely the preservation of political
  power but the preservation of peace and freedom.
         So let us not be petty when our cause is so great. Let
  us not quarrel amongst ourselves when our Nation's
  future is at stake. Let us stand together with renewed
  confidence in our cause--united in our heritage of the
  past and hopes for the future--and determined that
  this land we love shall lead all mankind into new
  frontiers of peace and abundance.
  and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That the Texas secretary of state forward an
  official copy of this resolution to the chair of the Texas
  Historical Commission.