The anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Texas on Nov. 22, 1963 is upon us once again. The shock of seeing the charismatic president murdered in a Dallas motorcade was an unimaginable event, one that continues to have resonance among generations of Americans, movie makers and conspiracy theorists.
In a tribute to the 35th president of the United States, here is a look at some ways you can honor JFK locally.
1. Plant a tree
Believe it or not, President Kennedy was an advocate for "going green." Like many Americans at the time, Kennedy was reportedly influenced by Rachel Carson's groundbreaking book Silent Spring, according to The Daily Green.com. As a result, the president established a committee to investigate the impacts of pesticides on health and the environment. The subsequent report was critical of the industry and lax government policies. This investigation would help lay the groundwork for the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency and modern environmental protection laws.
2. Read a book
There have been plenty of books published on the Kennedy administration since the 1960s. Check out Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years by David Talbot, and other books at the .
3. Have lunch on JFK
Did you know President Kennedy was a foodie? Try one of his favorite meals: orange juice, poached eggs on toast, crisp broiled bacon, marmalade, milk and coffee.
4. Spend some time outdoors
In his younger days, JFK enjoyed sports, such as football and golf, with his brothers in Massachusetts. Head over to one of Novi's many outdoor parks and spend some time with your family this holiday weekend.
5. Treat yourself to a show
Did you know that JFK was a fan of musicals? Honor President Kennedy's memory by attending at .