Town flag at half staff to honor the Paris terrorism victims
It is now the middle of three tragically defining moments in American history where none of us who were over the age of 6 will ever forget, right down to the tiniest mundane details.
The stunning sneak attack on Pearl Harbor forever branded December 7th as a "date which will live in infamy."
Just as 9/11 will forever be remembered as the most shocking, sad and frightening event in over a generation.
Fifty two years ago on a most typical Friday in late November, as the Kennedy motorcade ambled through Dealey Plaza, shots were fired. Two of them found their mark.
The world, or maybe just our little part of it, stopped.
Overpowering sadness descended from sea to shining sea. As a naive 8-year-old I wondered when that gloom would lift.
Today, 52 years later, I still wonder.