In the morning of November 22 1963, President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.
It was 46 years ago, but ask ANYONE who was alive, and they will tell you where they were and what they were doing. My dad was just 12, going to Lincoln Middle School in Oceanside, CA. An announcement came over the school speakers that Kennedy had been shot. Can you imaging being 12 and hearing that at school??
Reading the cover of the Extra edition of the Los Angeles Times (pictured above) can bring me to tears. I have no real understanding what the political climate was, or what people’s true feelings about Kennedy were. But reading that Jackie Kennedy was “cradling” his blood covered body at the hospital crying “Oh, No” just hits you that this was a real man, and grieving his wife.
He may have been a lothario, and questionable president, but he was a husband, a daddy, son and brother. As well as the President of the United States of America.
To see the Walter Cronkite iconic moment move the 5 minute mark.