The day J.F.K. was shot – where were you? How is America different?
It happened 50 years ago in Dealy Plaza in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. central time. Our 35th President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was fatally shot while traveling with his wife, Jackie, and Gov. John and Nellie Connally in a presidential motorcade.
It changed many lives and almost everybody of a certain age remembers where they were and what they were doing at the moment they learned of this tragically memorable event.
Of course those too young or not yet born on 11/22/63, might nevertheless have a sense of how America and American’s have changed since that infamous day. I had just come from New York’s Museum of Natural History and was settling down at Hong Fat’s on Canal Street with a plate of Duck Chow Fun and a 7- Up. A greasy old radio atop a cupboard cackled out the news.
If you were around then, we would like to know where you were and your reaction, when you heard the President had been assassinated.
If you weren’t yet feel attitudes, values, and views have changed significantly since that day, and If you’re willing to share your story, we’d appreciate hearing from you.