The President is Dead

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Hollie Newton
Nov 22, 2013


50 years ago, 1963: President John F. Kennedy, thirty-sixth president of the United States, was shot to death by a hidden assassin armed with a high-powered rifle. Kennedy, 46, lived about an hour after a sniper cut him down as his limousine left downtown Dallas. Automatically, the mantle of the presidency fell to Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, a native Texan who had been riding two cars behind the chief executive. Also wounded was Gov. John Connally of Texas, who was cut down by the same sniper that ended the life of the youngest man ever elected to the presidency.



I was in Mr. Buckingham's 5th grade class that day when the announcement was made. Another student named David made a disparaging remark about JFK and was promptly taken out in the hall where the paddle was energetically applied to his posterior.


Lord knows that would NEVER be allowed in todays society.


It should not have happened then!


Agreed, it probably should not have. But, in today's society the teacher would be fired and stripped of her teaching license. The school sued and the parents would be on EVERY morning news program from coast to coast getting their 15 minutes of fame.