I once introduced Mike Rawlings' as one of my favorite mayors of our city. He confirmed that feeling and affection on Friday as he gave the address on Dallas' commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He expressed simply, yet profoundly and almost eloquently the emotions, yearnings and ambitions of a city that still struggles to some degree to outlive that great tragedy.
Rawlings did Dallas proud on yesterday as he framed the ceremony and challenged us to build upon that darkest day an even greater city than we have become.
Thanks Mayor Mike, you honored Dallas with your words, your service and your spirit!