Do you remember where you were 47 years ago Monday? President John F. Kennedy's assassination. (Third hour English Class.)
Third Hour History class, Mr Williams
I was already out 'on the streets' at my crossing patrol post. 6th grade, elementary school. (Mrs. Knox)
One of the dismissed 6th graders told me there was a PA announcement about it just before dismissal.
I guess they had a tough decision to make about dropping that one on the elementary school kids, and it took them a while.
In my shop class, then a radio shop student ran around and made the announcement of JFK being shot.
I was one and I assume I was sleeping in a crib but I cannot be sure.
You know, back when it was the Presidents interest that we all were physically fit.
I was 13 years old and looking forward to entering high school. The next couple of days watching TV were something none of us had ever seen.
The first news for me came in band followed by a very somber lunch, German and gym class before going home.
47 years ago, today... I was 8 months old
3 yrs in the Army and was at Ft Brag NC dispatching military taxi's when It was announced tht JFK had been shot.
I was sitting at my desk when a co-worker returned from lunch with the news he had just heard on the radio.
It was the lunch hour in Grade 3. I remember four or five of us sitting in our classroom when someone ran in and said the President of the US had been shot. Our teacher and a group of ten year olds listened to the radio for the next half-hour.
We were in what was called an advanced education program, so we spent the afternoon discussing assassinations and their impact on politics. At that time Thomas D'Arcy McGee was th only Canadian politician to have been assassinated in office.
But even in Canada this was a somber day.
I was sitting in an electronics class at the U.S. Navy base in Memphis, Tennessee. If memory serves, it was just after lunch when the initial announcement came over the horn.
I was in a class in Architecture school when another Professor came in and announced what had happened.
but, I wish I did not have to remember such a painful time for America.
Physics class - Mr Norton.
I was on the play ground we lived in Granada Hills California,5th grade.
I had the TV on CBS when they broke into the scheduled program. Walter Cronkite was on camera about 30 minutes later. I started making phone calls.
I was 11 years and home due to an illness. I was watching TV and the program was intrupted by Walter Cronkite with news of the John Kennedy assassination
And the phone rang. The teacher answered it. This was the first time this phone had ever rang. The teacher hung up the phone and told us the news.
Gym Class sophmore year
I remember the whole weekend. Classes were cancelled for Friday and special prayer services were offered. It was dark and rainy in Ohio as I remember.
I was a gleam in my parents' eye. I wasn't quite here yet.
I remember it was a very solemn time for what seemed like a very long time.
I was working for the local newspaper in the advertising department. We were just across the bull-pen from our bank of teletype machines so I was able to read the news before it was even broadcast on the local radio stations. I had saved the front pages of the 6 editions we published that day and turned them over to the history museum about 35 years later in pristine condition. It was history thought lost and then recovered.
I think I was just a position.
accidental double-click on the post button...
I was ~6 months from being born.
I was working at a remote experimental radar site along Boston Harbor for my employer when we got a phone call from our office. We closed up our site and drove towards home, picking up a copy of an early edition of the Record-American newspaper with the headline "President Kennedy Shot" -
I still own that Newspaper !
maybe better asking me where I was when 9-11 attack happened, as I have short memory. and 9 years ago, GPS/navigation system is not very new to most of people including myself.
I remember the high-school telling all of us to come to the Gym where they proceeded to tell us what happened.
I was two Months old and was sleeping or being breastfed at the time.... I told my mom this was going to be a bad day in history!
She thought she was dreaming as I "SPOKE".
Wow.. before I was born. the years are close though.
We were at a department store purchasing our first color TV.
I remember one of the janitors came out and told us. We didn't believe it until we got back to class.
That's exactly where I was when one of the gym assistants (who had the radio on) told the class.
(Except I was a junior in high school)
Not even an itch in my dad's pants yet.
With you on that comment wknight40.
6th grade, a lot of us old f@rts here!
Hope you were speaking for your self?
I was in 6th grade also, in Germany, watched it all on television, can't say it meant much to me.
but I was three months old and in a stroller being pushed through Korvette's.
2nd grade in Mrs. Biddulph's class. They sent us all home early that day and we didn't really know why.
At a bar celebrating!
.. you know that
was a department store, not a Kewl way to spell a Kar.
Just got to 8th grade junior high school and then the buses came back to take us home . We lived on an Army base ,school was out of town.
Grade school, it was a very sad day. Never forget.
Was in the Air Force station at Fort Belvoir,Va. I was off at home when Walter Cronkite came on. Remember also that I had the CQ duty the day JFK was buried.
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