Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Where Have The Years Gone?
It is hard to believe that it has been forty-eight years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.
This was one of those moments when everyone remembers what they were doing at the time of the announcement that, “President John F. Kennedy has died”. I was a senior at Indiana University living in Bloomington and had just finished Friday afternoon classes. The IU-Purdue game, always a highlight of the football season, was scheduled for the following day. (Needless to say, it was cancelled).
He was a real inspiration to our generation – he was young, a true war hero, and he brought a vivacious wife and kids into the White House (when was the last time there had been a child in the White House?)
The assassination marked the loss of innocence for many of my generation. The belief that such things happen only in foreign countries was shattered. Things were never the same after that.