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dglow Donating Member (51 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 07:59 PM
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303. JFK's Death
I, too, was a junior in high school on that tragic day that shattered our hope and led to years of nightmare. Recently my graduating class gathered in the high school reunion on the afternoon of our reunion. A classmate had pieced together a DVD about the events in our lives during the turbulent 60s. There was great laughter and hooting until the image of JFK appeared in the Lincoln Continental, his arms lifting as the first bullet struck him in the neck. The entire auditorium went silent, a pall that lasted several moments.

As boomers, we'd been born just after WWII, when jobs were plentiful and while the Cold War was heating up, it took some time for the Soviet Union to build it's nuclear arsonal. Times were good and the country had no appetite for war. With the election of JFK, so brilliant and youthful we felt anything was possible, even flying to the moon. I always believed that the assasination was plotted by insiders, and have not trusted our government since.

The nightmare continues.
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