57 years ago…

It was just a small article in today’s local paper reminding us that 57 years ago on this date in history that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.

It is estimated that only 1 in 5 American still living were have memory of the events. I remember vividly where I was when the news arrived that the President had died of his wounds.

May he and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in God’s peace.

4 thoughts on “57 years ago…

  1. Yes, I am 72. I was in highschool. We were called over the loud speaker to report immediately to our last period class. Mine was Chorus. As I made my way to the auditorium where we practiced, the halls were chaotic with yelling. I couldn’t make sense of it. When I got to the auditorium I saw some crying and some chattering away, and there were many who just sat and stared. My brother, who was a freshman at Uof Md and several of last years Seniors were there. As I walked down to the front of the auditorium, I knew something really big had happened. The Seniors had heard earlier in the day and had made for home. Of course, there’s more to the story but it was the Pearl Harbor of my generation until 9/11 gave my 50 year old body another day that would “ live in infamy” for my generation.

  2. I remember walking home from school and crying. My mother and I watched the news showing President Kennedy being shot, and then Oswald being shot. A terrible time for our country. Time seems to be going by so fast. Fortunately, Father George, as you have said in the past, as long as the stories are told, people will remember.

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