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The day JFK died

Area residents recall historic day and its impact

November 22, 2013

It was a warm November day in the Mid-Ohio Valley 50 years ago today. School children were anxiously waiting to go home for the weekend. Busy moms were finishing their grocery shopping....

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Nov-23-13 6:45 PM

See Parkland, it is really a good movie about the shooting. No matter if you are a JFK fan or not.

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Nov-22-13 5:23 PM

You are right, asknot. Your comments apply not only to presidents but to all people. We have all made bad decisions that reflect poorly on our character. I hope someday I am judged by more than just the bad decisions I have made. JFK was an inspirational leader, whose death cut short what promised to be an amazing presidency.

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Nov-22-13 3:53 PM

I should say "spouse" instead of "wife", it applies to both sides.

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Nov-22-13 3:52 PM

Cheating on a wife shows lack of character, lack of character seems to be a trait in many politicians. Yes, just another scumbag politician. Popularity has nothing to do with anything. I would put Eisenhower before Kennedy any day.

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Nov-22-13 3:12 PM

asknot, JFK was a womanizer, he cheated on his wife, yes just another scumbag politician. Just because he is your hero, doesn't make him mine. And there are plenty of other people who would agree with me.

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Nov-22-13 1:13 PM

Thegreek, no not Reagan.

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Nov-22-13 12:49 PM

It's probably due to when I was born but beyond the historical importance of the day, I have no emotional connection to JFK. I feel bad for his family but that's about it. JFK got us through the Cuba Missle Crisis and inspired the space program...that's what I will remember him for most.

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Nov-22-13 10:58 AM

I remember being in grade school and being sent home. I sat in front of the television non stop until after the funeral. I will always remember that day. Innocence was lost that day, so true.

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Nov-22-13 10:36 AM

I was in 8th grade study hall right after lunch hour. The secretary care in and told the principal, who told her to call the bus drivers to take the kids home. I turned around and told the kid behind me that the president was killed. He said, "The president of what?" I said, "The president of the United States!" That was around 1 pm. My dad, who worked as a telegrapher on the B&O RR, often called the school regarding weather updates and other stuff he heard on the telegraph lines. It was truly a sad, sad day.

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Nov-22-13 9:28 AM

Kennedy was my personal hero during his presidency and into my adulthood. I was 13 when he was assassinated and I was devastated that anyone would do something like that to him. I was also devastated to find out he was just another scumbag politician. Who was the last president we had, who was real in hero stature? There was one.

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