JFK assassinated 48 years ago today......what were you doing?

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    JFK assassinated 48 years ago today......what were you doing?

    Most everyone who was alive at the time, remember what they were doing when they heard about the JFK assassination.

    I was in elementary school, the intercom came on and the principal announced, "Boys and girls, our President has been shot". We got this announcement about an hour or so after it actually happened. Our teacher quickly left the classroom presumably to find out more details at the office. For a class of kids without a teacher we sat quietly, barely saying a word to each other. I remember one girl in our class started crying. We just sat there sort of taking it all in.

    I went home as usual and we watched television throughout the evening on two black & white channels. IIRC I believe most of the normal programs were pre-empted by continuous news. We watched most of the weekend and happened to be watching the live shot when Ruby killed Oswald.

    Along about that time, we did hear that some film of the assassination existed (Zapruder) but it was quite some time later before we actually saw it, it was not shown publically until years later.
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    Well most here weren't even a gleam yet. as for me I was in a 10th Grade Electronics class. On another note I was actually at the hotel in LA at the time Robert Kennedy was shot. Just a stroke of fiat. I was working as a tow truck driver and was there picking up a car. Needles to say I got back to my station late.
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    I was in 8th grade in NJ at the time. We were in a small town and our school didn't have a PA system, so the principal went around to the classrooms to tell their teachers. About 2:30 (EST) I was heading out to safety patrol duty and I heard a nearby church bell ringing, which I took to mean the President was dead.

    Our little town of maybe 1500 pulled together a very somber gathering outdoors at the borough hall the next morning for prayers and a brief speech from our mayor. My scout troop was there, and I was the flag bearer.
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    I was in third grade, we were on a field trip...walking to the public library. Some man on the street stopped our teacher and told her.
    She turned us around and we went back to school. The entire school went to the auditorium and watched on the TV.
    They closed the school early that day.
    I remember we only had 3 channels back then, it was on all three channels for about a week.
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    I was in Miss Laudenslager's second grade classroom. Miss Morgan made the announcement over the PA, and told us to all go home.

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    I was in elementary school in So California and we lived close enough that I could go home for lunch and return. When I got home, my mother was crying, watching the tv. Back at school, an assembly was called to make the announcement and school let out early.
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    I knew something was wrong when the sirens went off - in the 465th Bomb Wing (Heavy). We immediately went on high alert and our nine B-52s were cleared for takeoff and in 3 minutes all 9 were airborne. The remaining B-52s had crews swarming all over them, getting them ready. About 15 minutes later I received a call from my wife to tell me that the president had been shot.
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    I was in my fourth grade class...

    A lot of us cried...
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    I was a senior in college. I was having a coffee break when I noticed a large crowd start to gather around the tv in the corner. That was of course the first news and how I learned of the shooting. The rest of the weekend was a blur. Things got even crazier when Oswald was shot. On Monday after I took a 12 hour train trip. No one spoke. There was a grim thick-worried funereal atmosphere on board.
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    I was in kindergarten and arrived home to find my mother ironing clothes in front of the TV and crying. I vividly remember later watching the funeral live. In particular, the riderless horse with boots backward in the stirrups really stuck in my mind.

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    I was in fifth grade at a Catholic school in Massachusetts...the nun went to the door and came back crying a moment later...

    Shortly after that, we heard we were having early dismissal...when we went outside, all the parents were crying...my mother told me before my middle brother got in the car...

    I share my birth date with JFK, and being from Massachusetts (at the time) he was special to us...
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    Had just gotten home from 9th grade and was watching TV when they came on saying the President was shot. Also saw when Ruby shot Oswald then the funeral coverage.
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    I was 17 years old and sitting in the dentist chair when the nurse came in saying that President Kennedy had been shot.

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