On November 22, 1963, Abraham Zapruder made a home movie. A year and a half ago, your unworthy servant stood at the very spot from which Mr. Zapruder captured President Kennedy’s assassination on film.
It is 1,000 feet away from where the shootings occurred yesterday evening.
Lee Harvey Oswald fired from above, from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository building, immediately adjacent to Dealey Plaza. (You can see the Book Depository building in one of the cellphone videos of last night’s violence that The Washington Post has on its website.)
Last night’s sniper(s) fired from “an elevated position,” as the news reports put it.
May God have mercy on us all.
…We will have a Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. 5:30-6:30pm this evening, at St. Gerard’s, on Orange Ave., in Roanoke (Virginia).
(There’s a Roanoke, Texas, also–a half-hour north of DFW.)
…Most of America stays calm and peaceful, almost all of the time. Most Americans treat each other pretty well and get along okay. We will keep doing this. May God give us peace.