WATCH THE ENTIRE NEWS COVERAGE OF THIS EVENT THROUGH THE FUNERAL
On Friday, November 22, 1963, I was 9 years old. Holy Name grade school gave us the day off and as I was watching TV at 12:30pm, Walter Cronkite came on with a news bulletin saying the President may have been hit by gunshots. What followed the next 3 days were some of the most sad days of my young life. Even 50 years later, it is still vivid in my minds eye. Michael McDaniel
I was in 4th grade, Mrs. Doyle's class at St. Agatha in Redford Township. Principal Sister Juliette came on the speaker and said "President Kennedy has been shot" and played the radio broadcast. Kids were crying and praying. We were sent home early and I was glued to the black&white TV for days. Even saw the Jack Ruby murder of Lee Harvey Oswald live. Remember screaming out to my Mother - "Mom! Some man shot the murderer." Then who could forget the funeral. And the pictures of JFK's family in mourning. I even put on my Sunday best for the funeral day. Quite a week of memories. Paul S Funk
"Mrs. Kennedy-- she only said a couple things when I was there," says Clint Hill, the agent assigned to protect the First Lady. He leapt onto the moving limousine to shield her and the president after he heard the first gunshots on Nov 22, 1963. As the limo careened toward the hospital, Mrs. Kennedy uttered only a few words. "She said, 'Oh, I have his brains in my hand.' And, 'Oh Jack, oh Jack, what have they done? I love you, Jack.' That's all I heard her say. There was nothing else said in the car at all."