President Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy descend the Eastern Airlines-supplied airstairs from Air Force One at Dallas Love Field.
Photo credit: Cecil Stoughton / The White House via EPA file
There is no American that does not remember where they were upon hearing the news that President Kennedy has been assassinated in Dallas, a same Friday afternoon 50 years ago today. I was a fourth grade student in elementary school in Louisville, Kentucky and can recall the events surrounding being informed like the event happened yesterday. The nation paused and was riveted for the next week on what had happened, leading up to the State Funeral and beyond Thanksgiving Day, while pondering the aftermath in the context of the new Lyndon B. Johnson presidency.
I have toured the Boeing 707 that flew President Kennedy to Dallas that day and stood in the very cabin where LBJ was inaugurated.
– “What if JFK had lived? Book reimagines a presidency, a war and the ’60s”
“Jeff Greenfield, the author and political analyst, pondered what might have happened if the rain had held the starting point for a butterfly-effect tale that imagines JFK surviving the assassination attempt and changing the course of the 1960s,” quoting Erin McClam, NBC News.
On Nov. 22, 1963, America was changed forever. For the first time, a wide television audience witnessed the unfolding of a national tragedy. Fifty years later, we still remember the events of that fateful day, and the men who told its story.
Photo by Carl Mydans/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
– “5 journalists who got their start covering the JFK assassination”
“In today’s media coverage, a presidential trip is followed in real-time through updates on social media, blogs and 24-hour news channels. Fifty-years ago it was a different story. Television was just beginning as a medium for news, social media didn’t exist and there were far fewer citizen journalists. President John F. Kennedy’s trip to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, was still followed closely, but what started as a normal day became anything but. It ended up forever changing the nation, and for five journalists it marked a watershed moment in their careers,” quoting Briget Shrivell for PBS News.
Photo courtesy of: The Dallas Morning News
– “Dallas to mark 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination with memorial ceremony”
“Dallas is planning a major public memorial ceremony in 2013 to mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination at Dealey Plaza, it was announced Tuesday.
‘The tone is very important,’ Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said. ‘We want to mark this day by remembering a great president with a sense of dignity and honor he deserves. The 50th will be a serious, respectful and understated public memorial.’
Rawlings said public donations are being taken to cover the cost and no tax money will be used for the event, which will take place on Nov. 22, 2013,” quoting Ken Kalthoff, NBCDFW.com.
– “JFK assassination: When a nation coming of age lost its youth”
“To my parents and their contemporaries, President Kennedy represented the best of the best. The youngest man ever elected President came into office in a rush to “get the country moving again.” An author and a war hero, he was charming, articulate and ironic. He was how the children of the Depression liked to see themselves.
My father always said that the day JFK died was the day our country went from optimism to cynicism. His death changed the way his generation saw their country and themselves, ” by Bill Flanagan, CBS News “Sunday Morning.”
– “Jackie Kennedy’s Iconic Pink Suit: A Piece of History”
By Andrea Mitchell of NBC News
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– “14 Things You Didn’t Know About JFK”
“Check out our list of the 14 Most Surprising Facts About JFK,” quoting ABC World News with Diane Sawyer.
– “John F. Kennedy: Executive Order 11110”
“Executive Order 11110 – Amendment of Executive Order No. 10289 as Amended, Relating to the Performance of Certain Functions Affecting the Department of the Treasury”
June 4, 1963
– “Banksters Are Manipulating Bitcoin Too & and is it JFK Payback Time?”
*Just a note on the significance of FRIDAY November 22, 2013. It was 50 years ago Friday that the Bad Guys took out John F. Kennedy due in part to his attempt to take down the Banking Cabal by issuing Silver Backed US Dollars.
His murder was only 5 months after he signed Executive Order 11110
There are many Good Guys who STILL want their pound of flesh from the Banking Cabal for their attack on our President. 50 Years is a long time to wait but it sure feels like something is about to happen…maybe a little symbolic payback?!”
So keep an eye out for “Silver Fireworks” on Friday,” quoting Bix Weir, BeforeItsNews.com.