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  JFK/A letter to the editor: I felt sorry for the soldier trying to control the riderless horse he led, behind the wagon that carried the coffin, and sound of the hoofs of the horses on the pavement.

A cold day brought stark realities

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:42 PM

  JFK/An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: I can't help but feel that the aftermath and result of JFK's assassination transformed America in ways that have not only dramatically affected my life, but the lives of millions of Americans then, now...

Johnson followed Kennedy admirably

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:42 PM

  JFK/A Palatine letter to the editor: I had been fortunate to be among the Irish Step Dancers who greeted the president in March 1962 along with other communities when he came to the O'Hare Airport dedication along with Mayor Richard J. Daley and...

Joy over Catholic president, then sorrow

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:41 PM

  JFK/An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: I was first-semester freshman in college in the fall of 1977. I was in an American history class covering 1877-present. Our professor was lecturing about the day of JFK's assassination. I noticed he had...

The first group with no memory of it

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:41 PM

  JFK/A Rolling Meadows letter to the editor: Thanksgiving weekend was approaching. There was an air of happiness and anticipation. Everything was as usual. Sister was at her desk. Photos of the pope and JKF hung above it. Suddenly static from the PA...

Sadness, prayers at Catholic school

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:41 PM

  JFK/An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: Many years ago while I was teaching in a junior high school, an announcement came over the loudspeaker that President Kennedy had been assassinated. My students were devastated and scared by the news.

Teacher felt need to remain calm for students

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:41 PM

  JFK/An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Dressed in my new uniform with my shiny bars I quickly encountered an array of military officers of much higher rank with decorations and even some with stars heading into the D.C. area.

Military officers solemn on plane ride

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:41 PM

  JFK/A Wheeling letter to the editor: I have been to Arlington Cemetery five times in the past five decades, and each time I have visited the Kennedy gravesite and the Eternal Flame. My observation includes the fact that I have never seen nor heard...

Gravesite a place of honor, respect

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:41 PM

  JFK/An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: It was a long weekend of tears and disappointment. I still keep a Sun-Times print of Mauldin's "Crying Lincoln" on my office wall. Too bad too many have concentrated on the character flaws and not the...

Sadly, many focus on JFK's character flaws

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:41 PM

  JFK/An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: I was a 17-year-old student in English class at Arlington High School when the news was announced overhead that the president had been shot. Our student teacher said, "It's about time somebody got him."...

Bitter words led to life of political activity

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:41 PM

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