"The Assassination of President Kennedy" will explore the key conclusions of the controversial Warren Commission, as well as the shocking impact of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, ahead of the 50th anniversary on November 22.
I and my brothers went home from school shortly afterward. My parents came home from work. My mother said she thought Governor Connally had died as well. I watched President Johnson, on TV, as he stepped up to the microphones at the airport to announce the challenge that lay ahead of the nation. He said "I ask for your help, and God's."
Two days later, we went to church. After the service, we were sitting in the back seat of a friend's car, waiting to be driven home. A guy sitting in the next car had been listening to his radio. Suddenly, he bolted out of his car and shouted out to the parking lot at large, "They just shot the guy who shot Kennedy!"
My mother said "Oh dear God. Where will this all end? Next, someone will shoot the guy who just shot Oswald, and then someone will shoot him..."
The next day, we were out of school, and we watched the funeral on TV. We saw Caroline and John Jr., and we watched John Jr. salute as his father's casket passed. My mother sat there and sobbed. She said "Why are they putting those kids through this?"
I was in 6th grade. We were in our science period, watching a film strip about climate. One of our class members was the captain of the school's safety patrol. He opened the classroom door and said he had just come from the principal's office. He said "The President has been shot in Dallas. They don't know anything else."
by Michael Huggins edited by leinz.vales11/15/2013 2:28:36 AM
I ran home and the next day kept the entire Miami herald newspaper and I still have it to this day. Thats the imact this made on me. The day after the President was shot there was an article that said LBJ orchestrated President Kennedys assasination . The next day that statement was retracted. Today after listening to all of the stories, readling all the articles and listening to all the different TV documentaries, I feel LBJ orchestrated the assasination and there were more shooters than just Lee Harvey Oswald
by Carlos Valentinvia twitter11/15/2013 2:26:14 AM
I was 3 and sitting on the carpet playing. My mom was sitting on a chair ironing my fathers shirts...I remember her dropping the iron an crying. She sobbed as if a family member passed away. My family loved the Kennedy's that we had pictures on our yard when he ran for President.