The image remains seared into my mind even today – my mother sitting on the edge her bed crying. She had just received a call from her friend and next door neighbor telling her that President John F. Kennedy had be assassinated in Dallas, Texas. I would not turn six for another few weeks, but the image of my mother (a Republican most of her life) crying at the news of the death of a Democrat President will remain with me forever. On this 50th anniversary of this unspeakable tragedy in American history, please take a moment to pause and reflect in silence. Whether you are Democrat, Republican, Green, Tea Party, or Independent today, if you were alive at the time, the death of John F. Kennedy profoundly shaped you, as it did this nation.
God bless you John Fitzgerald Kennedy for giving your service and your life for betterment of all of us.