JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Fifty years ago this week, President John Kennedy was in Florida four days before the world mourned his death from an assassin's bullet.
Kennedy is remembered in Jacksonville with a marker at Hemming Plaza notinga campaign visit there on October 18, 1960.
On November 18, 1963, four days before his assassination, Kennedy was in Tampa for several appearances. The president drew huge crowds in the city before making his next appearancein Dallas.
Among Kennedy's speeches in Tampa were to a steel workers union where he talked about the need for tax cuts to stimulate the economy and create jobs.
"We have to move tremendously fast just to stand still," was a line President Kennedy said several times during the speech. He was referring to the need to create 10 million jobs in two-and-a-half years.
Four days later on November 22, 1963, Kennedy was hit by an assassin's bullet while in amotorcade traveling through Dallas.