The axiom is that everyone of his generation knows just where they were when they heard Kennedy was shot. The reality is that many also recall precisely how it felt as word broke, in a staccato series of news bulletins.
|Scooped by Al Picozzi|
Fifty years ago on this exact day and date, November 22, 1963 was also a Friday, President John F Kennedy was assassinated at Dealey Plaza, Dallas Texas at about 12:30pm. Fifty years ago seems like a long time but this even is still burned into the memories of somany Americans. Events like this are linked to geography in the sense, like the article states, people remeber where they where when they head the news. Both of my parents, my Mom was 21 and my Dad was 19 when this happedened, know exactly where they were to the spot when this happened. However, like most people they will not remeber where they went last year on a regular day. We attach a place to the event that was so big. Both my parents were at work, their first real jobs out of high school. This happeneds to this day, I can remeber where I was exactly when the shuttle Challeneger exploded in 1986, Jan 28, 1986. I was in Cranston, RI in my then Junion High School biology class, and when the World Trade Center was attacked on 9/11/01, I was in Warwick RI getting ready for work. Like most people I remember those days like I had just left there but I can't remember where I even went two weeks ago. We attach specific places to serious event that have hapened in our life. The big question is Why?????? As we try to answer that just take time today to rember JKF and what some see was the end of American innocence.