It was near the end of my Freshman Year at San Diego State College when the news came down that President Kennedy would be the Commencement Speaker. Seniors who had planned to spend the day surfing suddenly wanted their caps and gowns. Petersen Gym stayed open late to accommodate those folks.
I took these photos with my trusty Yashica-D. Seen, clockwise, from above the the first three photos show the commencement speech, then a vacant stadium floor, then President Kennedy departing in a clowd of dust.
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