Remembering the Kennedy Assassination

On November 22, 1963, nearly 60 years ago, John F. Kennedy, the President of the United States, was assassinated in Dallas.

Where were you on that day?  What were you doing when you heard the news of the President’s assassination? And what do you remember of the days that followed?

George Hyde remembers.  And he has some questions for you.  (More…)

One Reply to “Remembering the Kennedy Assassination”

  1. Thank you George for reminding us of one of the most memorable days in our lives. I never fail to take pause on this day and remember. I was living with my family in Libreville, Gabon. My father was a young diplomat working at our embassy; I attended the local elementary school Ecole Mixte – a few blocks away from where we lived, behind a grove of banana and mango trees. It must have been mid- afternoon when our houseboy, Jean-Marie, ran into the house shouting frantically, “Votre president est mort.”
    That night my father stayed close to the huge short wave radio set up in his office/darkroom. He listened late into the early morning, shifting the dials from Voice of America to BBC World News. I didn’t really understand everything that was going on, but I certainly sensed the gravity of the situation and knew that this event would impact our lives in ways we would only come to understand years later.

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