I was a freshman in Beaumont High School in St. Louis MO when I got the word that President John F. Kennedy had been shot. We were just coming back from lunch when a classmate of mine, Terry (I can’t think of his last name), who was talking to a girl as they entered the classroom, said to me, “Didn’t Kennedy just get shot?” Figuring he was just trying to pull one over on this girl, and guys being guys, I said “Yeah”. A moment or two later an announcement came over the loudspeaker that indeed, President Kennedy had been shot in Dallas Texas. It stunned the classroom … and the nation.
About ten or so years ago I went to Dallas and visited Dealey Plaza and The Sixth Floor which is a museum created in the Texas School Book Depository building where Oswald worked and from where he fired the shot that killed the president. At the museum, you can stand in the window next to the actual window Oswald fired from and the view is so erie. It appears as though nothing has changed at all in those 30–35 years since the assassination. It didn’t even appear that the trees had grown.
Everything appeared just as I had remembered seeing it in all the footage shown over and over from the window after the killing. That was a very strange feeling.
An in-depth look at the assassination and conspiracy theories by John McAdams