Remembering the day Kennedy died
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:11:52 GMT —
As a member of the generation of â??Baby Boomers,â?? I am among the legions who are being asked â??Do you remember where you were on November 22nd, 1963?â??
It was just after 1:30 on a Friday afternoon. I and my freshman classmates at Holyoke (Massachusetts) Catholic High school were in homeroom eagerly awaiting the afternoon announcements and dismissal bell signaling the start of a weekend.
But instead of hearing about details of that nightâ??s school dance, football game and debate practice, our principal somberly informed us of the news that President Kennedy was shot in Dallas, Texas.
As soon as the bell rang, I ran to our hometown radio station, just a block away, where I spent much of my free time as an intern.
It was there I read in stunned silence, the United Press International bulletin that is still in my possession to this day.
It simply read â??President Kennedy is dead.â??
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You can also watch NBC's live coverage of the Kennedy Memorial in Dallas here.