Home » News
Home » News

Letter: Nov. 22, 1963, was a sad day in U.S. history

Published November 16, 2013 11:17 pm
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

I was 15-year-old student at West High School on Nov 22, 1963. It was announced over the loudspeaker that our president had been shot in Dallas. We were shocked and great sadness filled the school. I prayed JFK would survive.

When it was announced that our president had died, many cried, school was closed and we were sent home. I loved JFK and Jackie!

They were so young, as were their children. It was a beautiful funeral and little John-John was so cute when he saluted.

I remember the day like it was yesterday, but the 50th anniversary of the day Kennedy was killed is nearly here. It is a very sad day in United States history.

Stephen Curtis Drabner

El Paso, Texas




Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
comments powered by Disqus