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JFK 50th: Metro Detroiters pay homage to his limousine at Henry Ford Museum

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Visitors visit President John F. Kennedy's limousine at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn on the day that marks the 50th anniversary of his assassination Visitors visit President John F. Kennedy's limousine at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn on the day that marks the 50th anniversary of his assassination
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A steady stream of people visited the limousine that carried President John F. Kennedy through Dallas on November 22, 1963, the day he was assassinated. The limousine is housed at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn which offered free entry on Friday, the day that marks the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's death.

Fox 2's Roop Raj was there and talked to patrons who came to pay homage to the limo.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to hear from those at the museum in Raj's report


The vehicle's framework is the same but the car itself has been changed over time, such as the seats, steering wheel and doors, to enhance safety for other presidents who also used the limousine. Other presidents to have used the vehicle are President Johnson, President Nixon, President Ford and President Carter.

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