Where Were You When Kennedy Was Killed?

President John F. Kennedy lying in state. Photo by Abbie Rowe/KPL

John F. Kennedy. Courtesy/KPL

LAPD News:

Where were you when President John F. Kennedy was assasinated?

Nov. 21, 1963, President Kennedy flew to Texas to give several political speeches. The next day, as his car drove slowly past cheering crowds in Dallas, shots rang out. Kennedy was seriously wounded and died a short time later.

President Kennedy’s death caused enormous sadness and grief among Americans. Most people still remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news.

With the 50th anniversary approaching of JFK’s assassination, the Los Alamos Daily Post would like to share with the community our readers’ stories and what they remember from that tragic day.

A resident who suggested this idea, recalled how on Nov. 22, 1963 she was returning to school after a dental appointment and delivered the horrifying news to her 4th grade classroom in a small town in Florida. A relative of hers visiting from Dallas was finally able to fly back home late that day after countless delays. 

Everyone’s story is so unique … share yours at caclark@ladailypost.com.