Remembering President John F. Kennedy

The Kennedy's arrive at Love Field, Dallas, TX. -  22 Nov 1963 Photograph by Cecil Stoughton, White House, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

The Kennedy’s arrive at Love Field, Dallas, TX. – 22 Nov 1963
Photograph by Cecil Stoughton, White House, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

50 years ago: JFK’s tragic final hoursFoxNews – 22 Nov 13

Newsletter comment: Anyone that was alive that day remembers this tragedy all too well. I was in Mr. Lumley’s history class when he announced to the class that our President had been assassinated. It hit us all like a blow to the gut. Kennedy was a young, WWII hero President that inspired the youth of our country. He got us through the Cuban Missile Crisis, inspired our space program to go to the moon. He told us; “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

Yes, President Kennedy inspired us to believe there was nothing our country couldn’t accomplish, including civil rights, if we all worked together to strive to be a better person, a better country and ultimately a better world.

Something very tragic happened that day. Not only was our young President taken from us but looking back at our history since, a vital part of the American spirit died with him. – Roger Young, co-editor

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About Roger Young

Roger served with A Troop, 3/17th Air Cav "Silver Spurs" as a Scout Crew Chief in Vietnam from '69 - '70.
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2 Responses to Remembering President John F. Kennedy

  1. avatar Roger says:

    Years back, Pam took me to Dallas and we went to the School Book Depository to visit the museum. Strangely they had good security and cameras were not allowed. I then walked Dealey Plaza for myself looking at it with a critical military eye and came up with some of my own conclusions as what likely transpired that tragic day. It is very difficult for me to buy the findings of the Warren Commission Report.

    In November 2000 we visited Kennedy’s grave site at Arlington National Cemetery to pay our respects. I was surprised at how well visited his grave site was at the time. Clearly the loss of JFK impacted the vast majority of Americans across the political spectrum.

  2. avatar Allan La Grange says:

    Bear, What you remember is so true. I was an Ike and Nixon fan at the time but I was proud of President Kennedy for his Wartime Service and his strong stand against Communism. He also inspired the youth of the country and I remember the 40 mile day march he inspired youth to attempt. I don’t think the Political Parties of today would have a lot in common with his vision of America. I believe we have lost our spirit of exceptionalism and sense of right and wrong. We all have faults and weaknesses but if we can no longer recognize when we fail and try to make amends and get back on track we are lost.
    Al, Rifles