Do you remember where you were 50 years ago on this date? Do you remember hearing the news about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy?
I was living in a small town in my first apartment since graduating from college. It was easy to walk everywhere, and that was a good thing as I didn't have a car at that point. I had taken time for lunch and had walked downtown to a department store. That is where I was when a good friend came into the store and shared the news that the president had been shot while riding in the motorcade in Dallas,Texas. I quickly joined her in her car, and not long after, we heard the news that he had passed away. We were stunned, and for a period seemed to be in a state of disbelief!
The next few days were spent just as many of you may have spent those days - watching the coverage on television. I mentioned that I didn't have a car. Well, I didn't even have a TV at that time! So, I joined my landlady as she watched all the news reports.
There have been special programs announced that will be aired honoring this anniversary. I expect to watch some of them. It is a time for remembering. This had been my first opportunity to vote, and this was the candidate who had received my vote.
It was a very sad time for America.
I send wishes for a good Friday to all of you. I hope you have some good plans for the week-end.
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