Herald staff reports
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States of America. To some born in more recent years, JFK himself is a figure from American history, a tragedy not much more contemporary than the deaths of Presidents McKinley and Lincoln. Even the grainy film footage and live coverage of Dallas’ Dealey Plaza, themselves groundbreaking as far as media coverage, are considered the stuff of textbooks.
But most Americans who were at work, at school or even of preschool age on Nov. 22, 1963, remember exactly where they were when JFK died. To remember and help those who were not there know what this tragedy meant to our country and how news delivery itself has changed, the editorial staff of the The Delphos Herald approached local individuals and asked, “How did you find out about the assassination of JFK?”