Do you remember President Kennedy’s assassination? Tell us your story.

October 24, 2013 by Zack Harold

John_F_Kennedy_Official_PortraitFor a country so large and diverse as the United States of America, there are still moments that bring us together, burn into our memories and forever change who we are as a nation.

Unfortunately, those moments usually occur in times of great tragedy.

We will soon mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. If you’re of a certain age, you probably remember exactly when and where you heard the news.

Maybe you, like my mother, were sitting in a rural elementary school classroom. Perhaps it was the first day of your first job, or maybe you were home sick.

You probably can remember what the room looked like and who you were with.

We’d love to hear that story.

The Daily Mail is collecting West Virginians’ remembrances of the Kennedy Assassination for our Nov. 22 edition. There also will be a special online component to go along with the story.

If you’d like to contribute, please send an email to or Write as long or as short as you’d like, but be sure to include your contact information in case we need to reach you.

If you want to give me a call, my number is 304-348-7939. If you’d prefer to write a letter, address it to:

Zack Harold
Charleston Daily Mail
1001 Virginia St. E.
Charleston, WV 25301.



One Response to “Do you remember President Kennedy’s assassination? Tell us your story.”

  1. Joe Stevens says:

    I was 6-year old growing up in Baltimore, Maryland and on that day I was home from elementary school for some reason and was outside in our backyard with my mom, who was hanging up clothes on the clothes line. Our next door neighbor came out her backdoor (we lived in a rowhouse) and yelled to my mother that President Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. My mother dropped what she was hanging and we went to our living room to watch Walter Cronkite’s report on CBS News on our black and white television. I remember that day as if was yesterday.

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