53 years ago today I was coming out of English class in Shenandoah High School. My classmate and dear Catholic friend Ann Lund came rushing into my arms crying, “Oh, Steve, the president’s been shot. The president’s been shot”. I was shocked and confused as were my classmates who heard Ann’s cry.
We would soon learn from school officials that John F. Kennedy had beeb shot during a motorcade in Dallas, Texas just after 1:00. The rest of the school day was mass confusion, questions and rumors. We didn’t have TV at school, so all we could rely on was news we heard on the radio.
It is one of those days etched in our minds we never forget. Like December 7, 1941 September 11, 2001, July 20, 1969, and January 1, 2000, Y2K.
The events on those dates changed our way of life forever. Regardless of the things that occurred on those days, one thing will never change–God’s love for His children and the eterbal hope we have that one day, regardless of world events, we will live carefree and full of joy with our Father forever.
“Behold, I an with you always.” Matthew 28:20
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8: