The LuLac Edition #354, Nov. 22nd, 2007
PHOTO INDEX: PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY, HOURS BEFORE BEING KILLED IN DALLAS, TEXAS AND A FILE PHOTO OF THE LATE PRESIDENT.
JFK 44 YEARS ON
Many of my younger friends ask me just what is this fixation of my generation with the killing of John Kennedy. Not to be snobbish but you had to be there. November 22nd, 1963 was a defining moment in our young lives. At least in mine. Someone killed the most powerful man on earth. That has to shake up a country that at the time believed it had the world by the tail. The Kennedy murder also brought the importance of our media into focus. The band of reporters on both radio and TV were the gatekeepers to our emotions and our mourning. For four days, the American people went through all the classic stages of grief; anger, sadness, rage, disbelief and finally acceptance. As a nine year old boy, I went through those stages. But now, nearly four and one half decades later, it is still impossible to accept and despite the images on TV imprinted in my mind, hard to believe. From YOU TUBE, the events of the day.