Mission Statement-

Let this serve as a call from Coalition on Political Assassinations (COPA) to Occupy the Grassy Knoll in 2013 for our Moment of Silence at 12:30 pm on November 22.

The denial of a permit for COPA to hold it’s annual Moment of Silence is a free speech issue. Our event has always been “solemn and respectful” save to those who want to forget what happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963 and opt for perpetual silence instead.

We will inform the Sixth Floor Museum and the Mayor’s office of our planned event, which has been held since it was started by Penn Jones, Jr. in 1964 up on the Grassy Knoll in Dealey Plaza, next to Abraham Zapruder’s perch on the pergola, from which he caught the event on a Super 8 camera, a film that convinced the American public, who finally saw it in the 1970s, that there had to have been a shooter to the front of the limousine who hit President Kennedy in the head.

We cannot remember Kennedy’s life by forgetting his death, it’s historical significance and the impunity of those who carried out this still unsolved homicide. I hope you will be out there with us this year and next on November 22 to retain what little is left of democracy in America. We will hold our banners and call for a Moment of Silence and then speak truth to power about the assassinations of the 1960s and since.