Remembering JFK

I was 14 years old when President John F. Kennedy was shot – a shy teenager in Junior High.  I remember  the students talking about the news story in the halls and outside the school.  My parents had voted for Richard Nixon because they did not want a Catholic President.  They did not share my interest in following the television coverage of Lee Harvey Oswald being killed and the sad funeral procession with Jackie Kennedy supported by Robert and Ted Kennedy. I cried along with  the rest of the nation when little John-John saluted his father’s coffin.

In light of the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, AP Photos has released news photographs – some of which I have never seen before.  So for the younger generation and those who have forgotten  the events on November 22, 1963 here is some memorable photography:

JFK &  Jackie arrive at Love Field, Texas  Credit:  AP Photos
JFK & Jackie arrive at Love Field, Texas Credit: AP Photos
Crowds greeting JFK at Love Field, Texas Credit:  AP Photos
Crowds greeting JFK at Love Field, Texas Credit: AP Photos
JFK Open Limo Dallas Nov 22 1963 AP 2_5
Open motorcade with police escort and car of secret servicemen making its way downtown Dallas, Texas November 22, 1963 Credit: AP Photo
Smiling Kennedys and Texas Governor John  Connally moments before Lee Harvey Oswald fired.  Credit: AP Photos
Smiling Kennedys and Texas Governor John Connally moments before Lee Harvey Oswald fired. Credit: AP Photos
After President Kennedy was shot Jackie tried to climb out the back of the limousine. Secret Servicemen Clint Hill jumped on the back of the quickly accelerating vehicle.  Credit:  AP Photos
After President Kennedy was shot Jackie tried to climb out the back of the limousine. Secret Servicemen Clint Hill jumped on the back of the quickly accelerating vehicle. Credit: AP Photos
Clint Hill held on as they head to Parkland Hospital Credit:  AP Photo by Justin Newman
Clint Hill held on as they head to Parkland Hospital Credit: AP Photo by Justin Newman
News Bureau Bulletin confirming JFK’s death
News Bureau Bulletin confirming JFK’s death
Flag draped coffin outside The White House November 25th 1963  Credit:  AP Photos
Flag draped coffin outside The White House November 25th 1963 Credit: AP Photos
JFK's son John-John saluting his father’s coffin.  Credit: AP Photos
JFK’s son John-John saluting his father’s coffin. Credit: AP Photos
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