The assassination of John F. Kennedy, 50 years ago, was a watershed moment in American history. Just about everyone who was old enough to comprehend what was happening has a ready answer to the question: “Where were you?”
To mark the anniversary, the Beacon Journal published a series of stories over several days. In many cases, these are your stories.
You’ll hear many different answers to the question posed above. You’ll hear from people who were in the Beacon Journal newsroom when the alarm bells began to clang, in line to view the president’s body, and in the stands when the Browns played the Dallas Cowboys days after the killing. You’ll meet a local resident who was an FBI agent at the time, and does not believe Oswald acted alone; and another who served in the honor guard for the funeral.