Engraving Forum.com - The Internet's Largest and Fastest Growing Engraving Community

The Internet's Largest and Fastest Growing Engraving Community
Discuss hand engraving using basic to the most advanced methods and equipment
Forum Members: 14,759. Welcome to our newest member, Mattline
EngravingForum.com - Domain since Feb 7, 2003

Graver Video Conferencing is empty Join now!

Go Back   Engraving Forum.com - The Internet's Largest and Fastest Growing Engraving Community > Forums > WaterCooler
ENGRAVING TOOLS - Paypal accepted Classes Glossary Feedback Tips Sharpening Bulino Videos Forum Policies

Thread Tools
Old 11-22-2013, 05:40 PM
Cookie Cookie is offline
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 131
Default 50 years ago today , President John F. Kennedy

I was 14 years of age when President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas Texas . Some of you where younger, or not born yet, and some of you are older . ,For those who remember that day , in the United States { America} , Europe or other locations in on this earth , it was truly significant . For those of you who remember that time I invite you to share a few words of your feelings during that time . Where where you when you got the new's and what effect did it have to you ?. In closing I am raising a pint to the memory of President Kennedy and to you my fellow members of this august forum. Best Regards , Steve Cook
Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2013, 01:42 PM
Roger Bleile's Avatar
Roger Bleile Roger Bleile is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,709
Default Re: 50 years ago today , President John F. Kennedy

At the time I had been in USAF basic training, in Texas, for less than two weeks. We were in an auditorium to watch a training film when one of the staff came in and told us "the president has been shot." We all looked at each other thinking "what are we supposed to do?" Most of us thought it was some kind of test and that we were supposed to know how to take some kind of action if the president was shot. A short time later the same staff Sgt. and another came back into the auditorium and said "the president is dead." I suppose, by the looks on our faces, the staff realized that we were confused. One of them said "we're not kidding, this is not a drill, the president has been assassinated." After that they showed the film (that I don't remember at all) and we went on with our training.

A few days later all training stopped and we had the day off for the funeral. Everything on Lackland AFB was closed so we just walked about or hung out in the barracks. We had no access to a television. Most people remember all of the TV coverage of the assassination and funeral but we saw none of it. The first time I saw any of the TV coverage was years later on the anniversary of the incident.

In case you haven't seen it here is the JFK funeral on YouTube in three parts:
C. Roger Bleile
Author of: American Engravers series of books. FEGA Historian and Founding Charter Member
Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2014, 12:31 AM
Guy Lautard Guy Lautard is offline
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sechelt, B.C.
Posts: 71
Default Re: 50 years ago today , President John F. Kennedy

This is not going to be a very profound post, but this is my recollection:

I was eating lunch in a classroom at my high school, in Vancouver, B.C. Another student walked in and said JFK had been shot. It was very hard to believe, at first. We were given the rest of the day off. I've always had a high regard for JFK. I think he was a better man than some who followed him.

Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2018, 04:32 PM
bsnell bsnell is offline
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 73
Default Re: 50 years ago today , President John F. Kennedy

I remember that day very well . I was about 22 at that time. A sad day it was
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 07:50 AM
joseph engraver's Avatar
joseph engraver joseph engraver is offline
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Sarzana,Italy
Posts: 662
Default Re: 50 years ago today , President John F. Kennedy

I was employed as a window washer at that time, and was cleaning windows at the college in Corvallis Oregon. Suddenly all the students were exiting the halls, all were crying, some were prostrate on the ground screaming. I stopped work in shock when I found out that the president had been assassinated. Then I loaded my equipment and went home to watch the television. It was a very sad day
"What a large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life by him who interests his heart in everything"-Lawrence Sterne
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

Posting Conduct
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.