Nov. 22, 1963

By Latest Reply 2008-11-22 01:31:02 -0600
Started 2008-11-21 09:42:14 -0600

For those of us over a certain age, this date is one we will always be embedded in our minds, the day President Kennedy was assasinated. I remember exactly where I was when I heard the news. I was in the 6th grade and one of my classmates had gone home for lunch and came back to school with a radio with the news. We spent the afternoon listening to that radio. After going home, I remember staying glued to the tv the rest of the week end watching the funeral, etc. A sad day that I remember as if it were yesterday. May he rest in peace.

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Petrea 2008-11-22 01:31:02 -0600 Report

I wss 11 years old & in the 6th grade. Our principal told us over the intercom. I can remember a lot of people crying & going home and gathering around the radio & listening to that as we never had tv until later years. I remember going to someones house & watching the funeral on a very snowy tv though.

sparkysmom 2008-11-21 18:18:17 -0600 Report

I was 9. My Dad was in the AF. The teachers took us all to the gym and the base commander came in an told us what had happened. Most of the teachers were crying. The rest of the day we listened to the radio. I remember my Mom was crying when we got home.

Richard157 2008-11-21 18:02:56 -0600 Report

I was 24 and in my first semester as a full time college teacher. I don't remember what day of the week it was but i know that classes were cancelled for at least one day. When classes resumed it was difficult for students and teachers. President Kennedy was a great man!!

highlandcitygirl 2008-11-21 12:10:52 -0600 Report

i was 15 years old and in high school. i will never forget the shock when the announcement came over the intercom,or the look on our teachers face. it was a horrible pain for the nation. and it caused uncertainty in my life. the only thing worse in this time of my life was the death of my dad(age 51)four years later.

Robert C. H.
Robert C. H. 2008-11-21 17:44:53 -0600 Report

I was 18 and working in a restaurant, when the news broke everyone in the place went into shock, started crying, and hugging,and asking what will happen to us now, I'll never forget that sad day, and the disbelief I felt

2008-11-21 11:47:54 -0600 Report

I was in the fifth grade in New Jersey; and we also were sent home, and I remember watching tv over and over, and crying along with everyone else. Even a little bit scared. Not knowing what will happen next, and who was going to guide us. :->)luv lilmarm

caspersmama 2008-11-21 09:46:09 -0600 Report

I was in school in Dallas, Texas and we were sent home early because of it. I remember my mother and grandmother crying and so upset about it. I was 6 years old. It was a very sad day in America.

2008-11-21 10:08:26 -0600 Report

I was also 6 years old when that happened. I remember everyone crying and I didn't know why until I walked the long 6 blocks home from school watching people in cars and walking down the street crying. A confusing day for a little girl.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-11-21 11:53:03 -0600 Report

I too was 6 years old. We also were sent home from school. I was so scared when I saw people crying. I thought someone in my family died.
(by the way, boy our we all in our 50's here). (LOL)

2008-11-21 14:50:22 -0600 Report

51 to be exact!! Couldn't be a better age. Kids are grown up (most of the way anyway) and now I have time for me!!

LOL 50 (something) year old women unite!!!

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