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: