The assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is an iconic tragedy seared into the consciousness of anyone living that day: November 22, 1963. Even those who weren't born yet, or were too young to remember the event, know the history, have seen the headlines, or have watched video footage of how an assassin's bullet shattered a man, his family, and a nation.
News spread quickly. Within hours, hurried accounts of the event were published in the papers.
A brief account here cannot adequately commemorate President Kennedy, describe the events of that day and the weeks that followed, nor describe the impact his assassination had on the country. This month, fifty years later, first-person accounts and moving tributes will fill our news feeds, make their way to television, and absorb our attention in private and public venues.
Fifty years later, we at Fold3 commemorate JFK's legacy beyond his tragic and untimely death. We join the world in paying tribute to the life and memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Visit John F. Kennedy's Fold3 Memorial Page.
Explore headline news from November 22, 1963, and the days that followed, on Newspapers.com via their blog (and be sure to check out reader comments--very interesting).