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50th anniversary of JFK assassination

Postby BedokAmerican » Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:22 pm

The U.S. remembers the late President John F. Kennedy this week.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nati ... s/3576133/

I wasn't born until a decade later. But for those of you who were around back then and can remember the events, where were you when you heard the news about the assassination?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:59 pm

I was a junior (11th grade) in High School and I was in "Biology" somewhere between 1:45 & 2 pm when we were notified via the Public Address System in the school. At that point we only knew he had been shot though, not that he was dead. By the time school let out at 3:20 we had been told that he was dead but it wasn't till I got home that the whole story was fleshed out via TV. He was actually shot around 12:30 but there was a 1 hour time difference between Texas and the East coast of the US.

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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 22 Nov 2013 1:09 pm

I remember visiting the JFK museum in downtown Dallas during my visit there in 2004. We had to listen to portable cassette player, the story of his life and how he was assassinated, while watching the pictures. Very emotional it was.


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