Friday, November 22, 2013
JFK (1917-1963) Fifty Years and Not Forgotten
Fifty years ago today, those of us who were alive remember exactly where we were when we got news that our President had been shot.
I was 14 years old and at school at John Muir Jr High in Burbank. We were standing in the hall going between classes when the announcement came over the loud speaker. Some girls began to cry as this confused teen wondered what this all meant.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly known as "Jack" or by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from January 1961, until he was assassinated November 22, 1963.
Thank you to BHS alumni, former yell leader and retired teacher, Jay Chris Peterson, class '67, who sent these photos yesterday and today.
AND HERE'S SOMETHING I JUST FOUND AND DIDN'T KNOW UNTIL NOW...
June 7, 1963: President John Kennedy visits the grand ballroom at the Beverly Hilton where graduating seniors from John Burroughs High School were holding prom. The President had come downstairs to the prom from a $4,000-a-couple Democratic Party fund-raising dinner. This photo was published in the June 8, 1963 Los Angeles Times.
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