The day JFK was killed

Do you remember where you were when President John F. Kennedy was shot?

For the 50th anniversary of that day — Nov. 22, 1963 — the Sun Journal wants to talk with people who have vivid memories of what they were doing when they learned JFK died. Were you at school? Home sick? Working? How did you hear the news? Please call reporter Daniel Hartill at 207-689-2881 or email

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The day Kennedy was shot

I was days shy of my 9th birthday. This was the day I was invested into Girl Scouts as a Brownie. I do not remember teachers saying anything while we were in class but I remember everyone talking about it in whispers. It never really sunk in til my mother came to the Scout meeting and I asked her about it. After that it was days of sitting glued to the TV - watching all the footage over and over. And then the funeral. I was to young to actually comprehend the consequences of what was going on but the feeling of sadness and grief was there everywhere you went. It was a very sad time in the history of the United States and it certainly made a very big impact on me at the time.

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The day JFK was killed

LSJ ®, Sunday night
Shot ? i was in kindergarten , Dan , and remember John Glenn being shot in to space much better than the Dallas shooting . Someone had brought in a TV to watch it , the space launch , on
Years later ( ' 67 - the summer of love ) a singer named Dion brought out a song entitled " Abraham , Martin , and John ."
Listen to it
/s Steve


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