A half-century after rifle bullets cut through a presidential motorcade, the city that has long struggled with its own wounds from the Kennedy assassination paused Friday to honor the fallen leader, remembering a young, handsome president with whom Dallas will always be “linked in tragedy.”
To mark the 50th anniversary of that day, WBZ-TV spoke to several local community leaders in the Boston area and they shared their recollections with her.
Tom Samoluk of Andover has seen every shred of evidence related to the assassination. He was deputy director of the Assassination Records Review Board in the 1990’s.
The young reporter at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram was about to have a brush with history.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Joe Mathieu spoke to his predecessors Morton Dean and Gary LaPierre about their recollections of that tragic day and the days that followed.
The museum that bears his name is marking this dark anniversary by reflecting on how America said goodbye to President Kennedy.
By Friday, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, you will have been submerged in reminiscences of that terrible event. So I’m going to share mine now.
President Barack Obama will visit John F. Kennedy’s gravesite and honor two of Kennedy’s lasting initiatives as the nation observes the 50th anniversary of his assassination in the coming week.
As we move through this month of commemoration of the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination, you will be hearing quite a bit about the many theories that the crime was the product of a conspiracy, not the work of a lone gunman.
The Kennedy image, the “mystique” that attracts tourists and historians alike, did not begin with his presidency and is in no danger of ending 50 years after his death.