Love Field marker will show location where Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States
A bronze marker indicating the location where Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson took the oath of office to become the 36th President of the United States in 1963 will be installed at Love Field Airport Thursday.
After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22 1963, the vice president was driven to Love Field and in a 28-second ceremony sworn in as the new President. The location of the ceremony, aboard Air Force One, is now the apron in front of gates 3 and 5 of the new terminal.
Donated by historian Farris Rookstool III, a duplicate of the marker will be placed by the window in the Love Landing overlooking the location where Air Force One was parked. A light which can be seen from the window will indicate the exact location where the president was sworn in.
*Photo courtesy of Farris Rookstool, III