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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:17 PM

 

49 Years Ago Today

America lost one of it's most revered and treasured President's and today I can not help but to once again ponder just where we as a nation and a world would be today had this tragic day never occurred, rest in peace Mr. President.

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johnlennon_shallrise Nov 2012 OP
msongs Nov 2012 #1
johnlennon_shallrise Nov 2012 #3
question everything Nov 2012 #2
Third Doctor Nov 2012 #4
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #5
johnlennon_shallrise Nov 2012 #6
libdem4life Nov 2012 #7
shayes51 Nov 2012 #8
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #9

Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:39 PM

1. "most revered and treasured"? he was ok, with potential not realized nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:57 PM

3. Yes that is what I said

 

and for us boomers that grew up during those tumultuous times this President was a symbol of many of our hopes and dreams and he has now gone down in history as one of our most influential and most approved of presidents of all time.

His mark on history is inevitable and unquestionable my friend and the United States would be a much better place today had he not been taken away from us because he did believe in liberty and justice for all.

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Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:40 PM

2. For many on DU this may be ancient history

but for those of us, old geezers, and aging boomers, we will never forget where we were and how we heard about it.

And we can always sigh about how things could have changed. And then sigh and mourn again when we remember Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy.

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Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 03:00 PM

4. I was just thinking of this.

It's a great possibility that our involvement in Vietnam would have ended or not have been increased. We would not have had Nixon possibly. Who knows?

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Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 03:01 PM

5. I was four years old and remember watching the funeral with my grandmother...


It's one of my earliest memories from childhood.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 03:12 PM

6. I can still hear my beloved mother's

 

piercing and blood curdling scream as the news of his passing was being told to us on our black and white admiral television by Walter Cronkite. She was a very involved and active participant for President Kennedy and his passing not only broke her heart but also the heart of an entire generation of Americans and although I was only 11 myself at the time this tragedy taught me a horrible lesson of just how deep a hatred for change in America there already was.

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Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 04:12 PM

7. High School geometry class...just the sight of the Principal slowly walking in with ashen face...

it's all kind of a blur after that. RIP JFK.

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Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:56 AM

8. I was in seventh grade.

The kids who went home for lunch came back telling us about this tragedy.

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Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:28 AM

9. I don't remember it. I was only 7 months old.

 

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