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Old 11-22-2022, 10:10 PM
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Default JFK — 11-22-63 Plus 59

Though I was around on that day in 1963, I was too young to have any active memories of those events. I do very vividly recall though in following years each late November how the nation would always stop and mark that fateful day.

In more recent decades though as those events sink further and further into history, the event receives less and less attention, much like the nation, as a whole, does not pause as much to remember Pearl Harbor Day.

While I am not a big fan of JFK nor of Walter Cronkite, one of the more difficult moments in broadcast history was handled by Cronkite as he makes the official announcement of Kennedy’s death, live, on-air. His difficulties in his delivery and ‘pressing on’ with his on-air reporting hang heavy in the air and his anguish is palpable.

Scroll forward to about 8:32 in the video.

Video link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RBenjAJFd4Y

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Old 11-23-2022, 10:34 AM
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Both of my parents were still in High School when it happened and was 7 years before I existed.
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Old 11-23-2022, 08:44 PM
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I was in the second grade and we were at recess when there was an announcement made on the PA system that he had been shot (or that he had died — I don’t recall now). I just remember everything pretty much stopped at our little Catholic school on the west side of the Denver area that day.
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Old 11-24-2022, 12:04 PM
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Had an interesting conversation with a guy who was in high school in Fort Worth on 11/22/63. The question I asked him, and will ask the group was this:

"In your mind which event was more historically significant; the assassination of JFK or the attacks of 9/11?"

What do you folks think?
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Old 11-24-2022, 01:04 PM
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Probably JFK due to LBJ being such a disaster.
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