Forty five years ago today JFK is murdered.
anyone else have memories to add?
My mother was working in Fort Dodge Iowa in a restaurant when JFK was killed. She heard it on the radio , and it is odd she was just discussing this.
We still lived in Belgium then, strangers stopped each other on the road and cried together. We were the only people on our block that had a TV so everyone came to our place to watch the funeral that was broadcast wolrdwide. Here to everyone cried and cried... I was 8 and I remember feeling sad that so many people were crying but at the same time I had all the neighborhood kids at my house to play while the parents mourned JFKs death in the living room.
I'm sure most of us wonder to what level JFK could have taken the US...
Remembering a good Man zs
We're sitting here watching "Kennedy" on public television with Martin Sheen in the title role. Seeing the fashions of the early 1960s makes me feel so nostalgic.
I was in first grade when it happened. Mrs. Reynolds announced the news to the class and told us to go into the workroom next to our classroom. She was crying. I remember my mother glued to the TV just crying and crying. The only other time I saw her watch TV so intently was during the Watergate hearings (only that time she wasn't crying:-).
There is symmetry somehow: Ut's the 45th anniversary the death of a history-making (Catholic) president who died at the age of 46. This same November America voted in another history-making (Black) president who will be 47 when he takes office.
I missed the assassination by about four years, so it didn't have the impact on me that it had on many. My two memorable events were the Challenger explosion and of course 9/11. I was in Astronomy class when the Challenger exploded, and I was in New York just two days before 9/11. I remember seeing the world trade center as I headed toward the city from Newark, and I almost took a picture. I wish I had.
JF Kennedy. The second US president killed in US history.... on 22-11-1964. I remember him as one of those who shaped US destiny. His anti-racism and anti-slavery policies are liked by all here in India. His gunboat diplomacy... his anti communist war in Vietnam, his role in India-China clashes in 1962 are to be remembered. Without him, Chna would not have withdrawn from Indian territories in 1962. May his sould rest in peace !
8 US Presidents have died in office. 4 of them were assassinated.
I think you have a few facts mixed up. Slavery ended with Lincoln, not Kennedy.
It was 1963 when he was killed. He didn't start the war in Vietnam, but he did continue...
All I remember is my parents watching the funeral in 1963. I lived in Scotland at the time. I was more effected by the death of his brother Robert in 1968.
Besides JFK there was Abe Lincoln, William MacKinlay and James Garfield. I remember these names from my history lessons still in Belgium from a looooong long time ago. But there were definitely more attempts made on others. (I might not have all the names spelled right... as I said it was a long bunch of years ago)
Isn't it weird though that because it affected me in my childhood the date 22/11/63 has been etched into my brain. Even living in Belgium at the time somehow or another I always remembered that date and JFK every year since.
by salt7 years ago
ralwus left a comment on one of my hubs about jfk. I was touched by what seemed to me to be a real sense of place and time and emotion from a point in history that must have meant alot to many. He said it changed the...
by FlourishAnyway2 years ago
Has anyone noticed that the stats page says "45 years ago and earlier" ??? Usually it reflects hours or minutes. Odd.
by swapna1234 years ago
My 4 year old daughter sleeps in the same room with me, and from last 3 or 4 nights, she's crying and screaming in her sleep. While crying, she talks about everything bad that happened during the day (mama shouted at...
by ptosis5 weeks ago
Fck - I did. I knew it would upset me. And it did. But I think I forced myself to watch this stuff so it doesn't seem like a 'Games of Thrones' episode. I've seen the truck plowing in Europe and it got me upset . But...
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