Archive - November 16, 2013

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Where Were You When John F. Kennedy Was Shot? Mark Wentling (Honduras1967-69); Togo (PC Staff 1970-73) & Niger (PC Staff 1974 – 77)

Where Were You When John F. Kennedy Was Shot? Mark Wentling (Honduras1967-69); Togo (PC Staff 1970-73) & Niger (PC Staff 1974 – 77)

November 22 is a sacred day of remembrance for me. It was on this day fifty years ago that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Even after all these years, I feel the dramatic events of that day as if they occurred yesterday. When this day comes and I think about how the life of our president was brought to a tragic end by an assassin’s bullets, I cannot hold back my tears. Like everyone else who was alive at that time, I can remember clearly where I was and what I was doing when I heard the news that the president had been shot. I was eighteen years old at the time and struggling with my first semester of college at Wichita State University. I worked and lived at a mortuary-ambulance company. The job had kept me up all night and early on the November 22 I . . .

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