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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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jacsm1217

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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thegreek

Nov-23-13 11:29 AM

forgive

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thegreek

Nov-23-13 11:28 AM

I am gonna have to side with patriot. One time I could forgine as a bad judgement but this was reportedly a habit !! By todays standards, this would exempt a man from even running.!! Just look what flirting and making comments got Herman Cain !! And I think Herman is brilliant too..

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isabelle

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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concernedpatriot

Nov-22-13 3:53 PM

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

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concernedpatriot

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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concernedpatriot

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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concernedpatriot

Nov-22-13 1:13 PM

Thegreek, no not Reagan.

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Kendall78

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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Jodiee

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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gingr55

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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thegreek

Nov-22-13 10:06 AM

CP. I would guess you are referencing Reagan? JFK and the Kennedy family had so many enemies. RFK was hassling the mob. The Joint Chiefs of Staff was chapped over Cuba. JFK was backing MLK and that had some people worked up because of the times. Some people didn't like him cause he was Catholic. And the Marilyn Monroe thing !!!Tensions with Russia and Cuba. Wow. I was young but I like what I read about JFK and really like his speeches. I think the country pretty well knew that his assassination and the reports that followed were pretty much concocted for a cover up.

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concernedpatriot

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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