Where Were You When President Kennedy Was Shot?

Share your memories and thoughts with us about President Kennedy's assassination below in the comment box.

By Robert Cook

This Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the one of the darkest days in the nation's history—the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on Nov. 22, 1963.

There are many people across the country and here in Georgia who are old enough to remember where they were when they first heard the news and how they felt. Share your memories and thoughts with us about President Kennedy's assassination below in the comment box.

If you would prefer to blog about your memories of that tragic day in history, we'll gladly accept that too!

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LegalService November 20, 2013 at 12:22 PM
I was in a HS bookkeeping class and it was announced that the President had been shot. One girl cried and several boys cheered. Keep in mind that while these days there are a lot of good feelings about Kennedy and the Camelot image, it was a very close election and he did NOT have his later, after death, popularity. What he would have accomplished if he had lived is unknown but at the time he was not that popular.
Pam J November 20, 2013 at 12:54 PM
I was 10 years old and home sick. I remember hearing my mother cry out "oh no". Of course, at 10, we were more influenced by what our parents thought, so since my parents both liked Kennedy, it was a sad time.
Lyle G. LePage November 20, 2013 at 01:55 PM
Lyle L I was just making my 3rd trip to Viet Nam, aboard the USS Midway (cva-41). We were tied up at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor and I was walking across the flight deck when one of the guys yelled out the news. Looking back ironically, I lost many brothers in his war, yet he would never know.
Liz Kennedy (Editor) November 20, 2013 at 02:07 PM
@Legal Service, Pam J and Lyle G - thank you for sharing your memories of that day with the rest of us!
Danny Dunworth November 20, 2013 at 05:07 PM
I was a senior in H.S. and we saw it on TV. It made such an impression that I wrote my senior theme on the assassination and made an A+. I had only magazines and newspapers, no reference books.
gdfo November 20, 2013 at 06:29 PM
Mrs. Copans English class. (changed spelling of her last name. She was(is) a classic beauty too. We got announcement over the PS system, that the President had been shot. A little while later we got the announcement that he died. All classes were cancelled at that moment. I was watching TV at Home when LHO got shot, saw it happen on live TV. I remember watching as LBJ was sworn in. First thing that popped into my head was that he was somehow part of it. My whole family was just amazed that they caught someone so quickly too.
electric123 November 21, 2013 at 02:36 AM
I was 1 1/2 years old then, but followed his legacy as I grew up.


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