mabfan (Michael A. Burstein) (mabfan) wrote,
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This Day in History, 1963: Kennedy Assassination

Today, of course, is the 42nd anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy.

Having not been alive for it myself, I've never had the same emotional connection to the tragedy as people of an older generation. But in my lifetime, I've been witness to a few national tragedies that allow me to understand what it must have been like for the country.

The odd thing for me is that I post this living a short walk from the Kennedy birthplace on Beals Street here in Brookline, a national historic site that I have only visited once -- the Monday after John Kennedy Jr. died in a place crash.
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