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Published: Monday, Nov. 18 2013 10:20 p.m. MST

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I was 12 years old and standing in line for food at the school cafeteria. A teacher came by, very upset, and said President Kennedy had been shot. It was all very sad. Then, as a high school senior, I was just leaving the house for school when I heard Bobby had been shot. I was devastated! I just could not believe it---this horrible tragedy repeated in the same family! What a loss for our country. I still believe Bobby would have gone on to win the Presidential election, and I wonder how it might have changed the course of history.

City, Ut

I knew it had a big impact on my parents. I was 1 day younger than Caroline. They were Republicans but a very big fans of JFK for the job he was trying to do.

This summer, after visiting DC for the first time and reading the quotes at his gravesite in Arlington, I have read and watched and learned more about him in the last 4 months than all the rest of my life put together. Also listened to the speech he gave in the SLC Tabernacle on Youtube.

He did have a couple of real faults and failings but other than those blind spots, I think he was a good person and really did work for and agonize for our country.


the thing that irked me was that was all that was on TV for the next week, on all 3 channels

Tremonton, UT

I was 6 years old, just a few weeks short of 7, so I must have been in 1st Grade. But honestly, I cannot remember where I was, or how I learned that JFK had been shot. This is out of character for me, as I have very vivid memories of many childhood events. But my memories of JFK being shot are limited to sitting very close to the TV to watch the funeral.

While my parents were very conservative, and did not vote for JFK, I still understood that it was a terrible tragedy that someone would kill the President of the United States.

I've never been able to wrap my mind around the adoration so many have for JFK. Even back then, before so much of the truth became public, people knew that he wasn't a very honorable man. Perhaps his assasination gave him some type of martyr status.

Woodland Hills, UT

where was JFK when I was shot?

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