Special Remembrance . . . November 22

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Today marks the 56th anniversary of the assassination of American President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.  Being seven years old at the time, my mind will forever hold onto memories of the entire series of events seen on numerous television news bulletins.

At the same time, the moments captured on film and in print showed a nation resolute in its purpose to march forward.  Little did we know what would lie ahead for America with the challenges of civil rights, Vietnam, and much more.

In January, 2019, I wrote about my personal memories as I watched a fallen President’s funeral procession solemnly marching down Pennsylvania Avenue.  The entire nation paused in mourning for its youthful leader.

Here is the link to the poem . . . A Nation Mourns

6 thoughts on “Special Remembrance . . . November 22

  1. That was a great poem about President Kennedy. I wasn’t born yet when he was killed but I’ve always heard he was a good president. The first President I can remember in office is Ronald Reagan. I was in 3rd or 4th grade when he gave the speech about the space ship challenger that was destroyed.

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    • Dawn, I appreciate you sharing some thoughts. I will always remember the Challenger accident as it occurred on the day after my second daughter’s birth. I was teaching that day when a student came into my classroom and said the Challenger had blown up. At first I thought he as joking, then I found out otherwise. It was an emotional time for teachers because an American teacher was aboard (Christa McAuliffe).

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