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St. James Plaindealer - St. James, MN
  • What were you doing on Nov, 22, 1963 ?

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  • Do you remember what or where you were on November 22, 1963? The day the world will remember forever, the day President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed, I was in class in the old 1901 building at what is now called Armstrong School, but which was then called the Junior High. We are looking for stories from our readers as to how they felt upon hearing the news that the President was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. So, if you would like, please send us a note about this, or if you would like to stop in and visit with Ryan that would be great, also. I think that this is something that needs to be shared with those that are two young to remember or only have heard about it in a school history class. This would be a great way to share how it effected the people of the St. James, Minn., area 50 years ago. I remember getting home from school and the TV was on, the old black and white TV, with the news, and Walter Cronkite talking about the way it all happened. I was only 8 years old and do not remember much of what else happened, but I do remember watching the replay of the Funeral of President Kennedy and young John saluting his father's casket. These memories will always be in my mind. What a loss to our country. It did not make a difference if you are Democrat or Republican; at that time--and even today--we are Americans. So, if you would like to share your memories, let us know. We are planning on running these stories in the November 21 edition of the Plaindealer. You can contact us at 507-375-3161, or mail to St. James Publishing P. O. Box 67 St, James, MN 56081, or email to randerson@stjamesnews.com Help those too young to remember that day with our own little bit of history.
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