November 22, 1963 … the Day America Wept

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“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
–President John F. Kennedy

It’s one of those dates that you always remember where you were and what you were doing when the news broke that President John F. Kennedy had been shot and killed in Dallas. November 22, 1963.

In America, everyone wept — Democrats, Republicans, Protestants, Catholics — all felt the violent loss of a well-liked president who was assassinated. Schools were out, a state funeral was broadcast on television, a nation mourned.

Could it really be 53 years since that fateful day….

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One thought on “November 22, 1963 … the Day America Wept

  1. James N. Bridgeman says:

    Also hard to believe is that fifteen days from now is the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor!

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