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Reader voices: On the anniversary of JFK's death

President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline

President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline in a motorcade shortly before his assassination in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Photo Credit: Getty/HO

John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963. On the 47th anniversary of his death, Newsday readers chimed in on Facebook to share where they were on a day that shook the country.

Elizabeth Butler DiMuro: I was at work in Brooklyn when I heard the news...I was four months pregnant and I remember going to my grandmother's house right after that for her birthday and it was so solemn, we couldn't listen to music or watch how things have changed..

Bonnie Drago-Recher: I was 4 years old, my dad was getting ready for work, and he had the radio on...while shaving, & I remember the look on my dads face, & my mom was crying!

Dennis Healy: High school..last period.

Marilena Concolino-Darrin: I was 5 years old and remember hearing on the way to the laundromat with my mom...

Judy Columbo: St Aloisuis school having my 5th birthday party.. The Nuns were crying everywhere and we all got sent home! Never did get those cupcakes!

Karen Miller: I was in second grade at Ocean Avenue school in Northport. We weren't told, but the teachers were crying. My mom told me when she picked me up from school.

Peggy Richards: in 2nd grade. teachers and bus drivers were all weepy. I think we may have been sent home early. Just a scary vibe because we were not told WHY the grown-ups were so upset.

Elaine DeCarlo: I wasn't born for another 6 years when this happened. But, of course, I learned all about him. Very sad.

James Hoffman: two years old sitting on the floor in front of the tv ; i remember.

Camille Tucciarone: I was 12 yrs old and in last period Math class when the principal announced it over the PA system ,then played the radio broadcast ...

Don Miller: Kindergarten at Meadowbrook Elementary in East Meadow. I remember an announcement on the PA and all the teachers were crying.

Martha Rowan: french class in freeport high and the teacher hesitated to listen to the announcement but then went on teaching!! when i got home my mother was crying. what a sad day.

Sharon Seidner Rosenfeld: I was in the 2nd grade at PS 205 in Bayside, NY. My mom tells me that she was supposed to play mah jong that weekend but the game was cancelled. Very sad day.

Ruth Bolen I was 4 yrs old, and I remember by the look on everyone's faces that something horrible had happened!


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