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