Today is a day that time forgot. We have one or two for every generation. For my mother and father’s generation it was Pearl Harbor Day, December 7th, 1941… for mine it was November 22, 1963…the day President Kennedy was shot… for those younger “9-11”.
For the most part people can remember exactly where they were and what they were doing on the moment they found out that Kennedy was shot in Dallas. They can remember Cronkite on TV, sitting in school, walking with friends or just being shocked when someone on the street shouted ‘Did you hear...the President has been shot!”.
I remember how unfathomable it all was…President Kennedy shot dead!!! Somehow I think that today this shock would not be so great… I think we have lost our innocence, our surprise at shootings and death! How sad….
We will never really know what happened... or who really planned it... or if in fact it was a single crazy man’s idea to politically cleanse. We do know however…that this scenario has become all to familiar whether at school shootings, street shootings, mall shootings, or just random acts of violence. Murder has become out national way of life. Yes it happened before...but before this there was no 24-hour coverage and continual barrage of information via the MEDIA!
I realize we can never go back… we can only go forward. I just wish we could return to a simpler time… “Camelot”.. .when we talked about hope for a better “World” …sad it died with a bullet to our consciousness on November 22, 1963.
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