Wednesday, November 22, 2006

How Can We Forget?

I was in the Lafayette High School schoolyard when I heard the news that President Kennedy had been shot. The school was stunned as was the entire country and indeed, much of the world. It was a memorable day.

My family spent Thanksgiving that year with my aunt's family, and those four days we were on the couch glued to the TV. It was a massive news event, and we saw the same stories and images and interviews over and over, presented by the three major networks (long before 24-hr cable news). It was the first time I watched news for such a long period.

Today, the Kennedy assassination is a regular news story, and just a history lesson to the kids and young adults. Now it is a news blurb. Then it was a shock to our system. How will we remember?

In September when Nellie Connally died, it was reported that the last survivor in the limousine died.
How can we forget?

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