A half-century ago today America's youngest president was killed, and a vast majority of Americans still believe that John F. Kennedy's assassination's was a conspiracy.
He was the youngest to have ever been elected to the presidency, and the first person born in the 20th century to serve as head of state.
The world is a very different place in 1963. Fifty years later we live in uncertain times. America is plagued by endless war; a deteriorating economy; shadowy enemies bent on terrorizing us, and increasingly aggressive government agencies.
The hope for a new direction in our country died with Kennedy that day. The hope for a fresh, new beginning was ended by the assassin's bullets.
Where were you when Kennedy died?
Anyone sixty years old remembers where they were when they heard the news.
I was a young newspaperman working for Bill Breisky's Thompsonville Press in Connecticut, and I was eating a late lunch when the television broke into the regular programming with the announcement of the sniper's attack in Dallas, Texas.
Share your memory of that fateful day with a comment below.