Sunday, November 23, 2008
Where were you on this date in 1963? I was sixteen years old and the assassination of my hero John Fitzgerald Kennedy was probably the most earth shattering event of my entire life. That was forty-five years ago today at 12:30 pm Texas time. John Kennedy represented hope and change and without one doubt: courage. As a true fan of American History, I can tell that you that without a doubt that if Richard M. Nixon had been elected president in 1960 instead of JFK, the third World War would have begun over the Cuban Missile Crisis in October of 1962. Some say that the forty-six year president was assassinated over his failure to invade Cuba in that crisis. What a loss! How much American history would have been changed had he lived. John Kennedy may not have been perfect (and who that is human, really is) but he was always thinking of the common man. He was always thinking of the common American's struggle. As I finish this small tribute, it is exactly the time that the first bullets rang out from that Texas school book depository. Do I think that Oswald acted alone? Absolutely not! The Supreme Court agreed in 1978, my friend John Nugent tells me and nothing was done to correct miss stated facts. God love you, John Kennedy, wherever you may be at this moment. Guide and protect our new president who seems to have the same brave thoughts of you.