There are but a few events in our living history that most people will always remember where they were and what they were doing at that moment in time. For those of us old enough to remember, today I suspect ranks number one on that list, the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
I was in my 10th grade English class when the principal of our high school came on the intercom system saying he had an important announcement. "The president and governor of Texas have been shot in Dallas, Texas this afternoon." While the principal went on with his message I sat there thinking Gee, I didn't know Texas had a president. It was beyond my comprehension he meant the president of the United States.
I spent that weekend with my grandparents. We were sitting in front of the television watching the transport of Lee Harvey Oswald when Jack Ruby broke through the crowd and shot Oswald. My immediate response was "Good for him" or something along that line. My grandfather calmly sat there and said to me "That wasn't a good thing. Now we will never know the truth."
50 years later and his words still ring true.
Where were you and what were you doing at that moment in history?