Today, Fifty Four Years ago, on this date November 22, 1963 a date that will always be remembered. In Dallas, Texas the charismatic young elegant handsome charming clever President of the United States John F Kennedy with his stunningly elegant beautiful young Wife the First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy arrived in Dallas full of hope, full of future for us all.
It all ended in a short drive via an Assassin’s bullet. No arguments over who was actually responsible we all know the truth was whitewashed. America lost its President, the Head of the “Camelot Dream”, but we all of us in the rest of the World lost a Man that promised so much especially a future for the young, Hope oh so much Hope. IT ENDED in Dallas.
There has never been or will ever be, except the hope we had in the late President’s Brother, Bobby Kennedy who was so cruelly, with his Wife present, shot down by an Assassin but Died the next day. I was 19 at that time and I remember so well praying so hard so very hard that Robert Kennedy would live, but like his Brother, that Hope we clung to, died.
Much has been written about President John F Kennedy and Senator/former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, good and bad. None of that matters, what mattered was John Kennedy offered so much HOPE for us all, then his Brother took over but Assassins ended it.
Presidents come and go, to me looking back in History Presidents Abraham Lincoln/Franklin D. Roosevelt/Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F Kennedy were the best. I know there is a lot of controversy over the present President Donald Trump but he was Elected and he is President and deserves the respect of his Office. I am English and you can say I have no right saying this but let the President do the job he was elected to do. You can vote him out. Unlike us here in the UK we are stuck with the backward Monarchy system, we can’t vote out.
On November 22, 1963 I was 14 years of age, my parents had gone out to do some shopping and I was left in the charge of my older sister. The TV was allowed to be on and a NewsFlash appeared on the screen. The newscaster said that there were reports that President John Fitzgerald Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. November 22, 1963 was to be remembered by me for the rest of my life like millions of others. So much Promise was gone. The Kennedy Brothers offered a Future and Hope for Peace for the World, a future for us Young People. Look at the World now, what a mess
President John Fitzgerald Kennedy – May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963. Below the famous broadcast by Walter Cronkite, and how we all cried.
Walter Cronkite’s famous broadcast on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy November 22, 1963.
President John F Kennedy’s Peace Speech – June 10, 1963. It is said he signed his Death Warrant with this speech.