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  JFK/A Des Plaines letter to the editor: Even though as postulants we rarely watched TV, for the next three days until the Monday funeral the 20-inch TV in our recreation room was kept on as we all sat mesmerized by the tragic events flowing nonstop...

Day to celebrate turned to day of mourning

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:43 PM

  JFK/A Palatine letter to the editor: On this day I will pause, reflect and remember. Anyone who was around that day will too. Years later with my family, we visited his grave at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as those of his brothers, wife,...

Story of JFK told to next generation

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:43 PM

  JFK/A Prospect Heights letter to the editor: To see Kennedy, so young and apparently vigorous, struck down so suddenly was unreal. It's especially sad because I think he was just hitting his stride politically, and personally he and Jackie seemed to...

Kennedy was a symbol for young Americans

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:43 PM

  JFK/A Schaumburg letter to the editor: Fifty years and there still are way too many unanswered questions. The best possible tribute to JFK would be a completely independent and honest review of what actually happened that day.

Still too many questions to answer

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:43 PM

  JFK/An Itasca letter to the editor: I was an Army brat. Dad was on Special Forces, and we moved to Berlin just months after the wall went up. On June 26, 1963, President Kennedy came to the city of Berlin, where he was cheered by millions of Germans...

All of Berlin was crying, not just Americans

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:43 PM

  JFK/A Naperville letter to the editor: She had a radio at bedside and as we were talking, I heard the bulletin news from her radio. She said, "Wait a minute," and then confirmed the news report about an attempt on Kennedy's life.

Co-workers told of news after lunch hour

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:43 PM

  JFK/A Schaumburg letter to the editor: Where were you when JFK was shot? I was a student nurse at St. Anne's Hospital on Chicago's West Side. Some of us heard the news on the floors. I was between classes. We already knew as we were asked to gather...

Shock among students, nuns working in hospital

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:43 PM

  JFK/A Wheaton letter to the editor: I yearn for the days of Camelot under JFK, when life, and the way empathetic people treated each other in everyday activities, was so much better.

Will that hopeful feeling ever return?

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:43 PM

  JFK/A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: When students were finished changing, they met, as usual, on the front steps of the gym to be dismissed. I told them I had some very sad news for them, and they should talk about it with their families when...

Gym teacher had to bear the bad news

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:43 PM

  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

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