As a youngster at this point in my life and like everyone I meet who remembers, they can tell you exactly where they were when they learned of this terrible tragedy.
I, too, was deeply affected by this at the time and learned of it from my friends' mother walking home from school. I vaguely remember running home from that point as I could not believe it was true.
Of coursed the reality hit when, as soon as I was home, it was on the television and there just wasn't anything else on any of all the stations we had at that time.
It was a very long and sorrow filled weekend as our whole family, along with the rest of the world, watched everything that was shown ending with the funeral.
I chose the above picture as I remember thinking of how sad it was that these children would grow up without their dad and our nation would be without their dad as our president. I was not old enough to fully understand all the implications from this but saw my own parents and relatives along with many many others shed many tears through this whole scene.
Here we are 50 years later with no clear answers as to what really happened but we honor him and I want my descendants to know I do remember this as though it just happened yesterday.
This is definitely a very dark moment in the history of the United States of America.