Fifty Years…Hard to Believe

Fifty Years…Hard to Believe

Arlington National Cemetary

JFK…Fifty Years

Marymount Academy, Tarrytown, New York

english class 1963…”the President has been shot”.

in Dallas Texas…

“Let’s say a prayer for him”…

an entire school utters a prayer…then…

“The President has died”

in Dallas Texas.

prayers unanswered…dreams shattered…a road less traveled…

not traveled at all…

flags at half staff…a nation mourning…

black and white television…a funeral…

a widow, a little daughter…

a son…saluting his Dad.

a riderless horse…

Taps…

an eternal flame.

senior class trip to Washington, D.C.

Arlington Cemetery …a white picket fence

flowers,  a flame burning

all that is left of Camelot.

fifty years later…

Camelot has never returned…

only a daughter is left…along with

the memories of those of us

who remember…

where we were on November 22, 1963

when we heard the words

“President Kennedy has been shot!”

 

 

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