November 22. Does the date ring a bell? Where were you? Author Mike Staton writes a post on Writing Wranglers and Warriors that explores one of the biggest tragedies to hit the US.
This guy’s name is Mike Staton. He’s the author of this post.
When I first saw Cherley had assigned me November 22, I scratched my head. There was something about November 22 that left me shivering, something I should remember but didn’t. I scowled, trying to remember. November 22? What happened on that date? It was just two days after my birthday… then I remembered. Death. The President of the United States. John F. Kennedy.
I was barely twelve when the 35th President of the United States was assassinated. I don’t remember anything about my birthday party. I do recall those traumatic days after Lee Harvey Oswald set up shop in the Dallas Book Depository building and took a bead on President Kennedy’s head.
Indeed, the Kennedy assassination on this date in 1963 can be seen as a watershed date.
There’s been a horde of books, movies and TV…
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