Age of Innocence – 1963, The Assassination of JFK

John F Kennedy 001The first few years of our lives are truly the age of innocence when we have a glorious lack of awareness of the external national and global issues that are going on all around us and shaping the world and the environment to which we will one day grow up into.

They say that everyone remembers where they were the day that John F Kennedy was shot and I can confirm that my very first consciousness of world news events was November 22nd 1963, the day the President of the USA was assassinated in Dallas in Texas and even then the news itself didn’t particularly register as important but rather it was the reaction of my parents that proved to be my news awareness watershed.

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4 responses to “Age of Innocence – 1963, The Assassination of JFK

  1. Odd, isn’t it, how the memory sticks at moments of crisis. As you’ve so aptly pointed out, there are those crisis moments that we remember quite vividly where we were and what we were doing.

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  2. Yes, I do remember where I was as news of both the President and Diana was announced. Strange, how these memories so clear. ❤

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