Boomers and JFK

 

The eternal flame burns atop at the gravesite of President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Friday, Nov. 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassinated in Dallas.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Are we overly fascinated with or fixated on the JFK era and the illusion of Camelot?  For me, the assasination was a defining event in my life.  I can remember being in band practice in grade 7.  I was practicing my baritone (brass instrument) and the news came across the speaker that he had died.  I can remember playing taps as my way of expressing my sorrow and shock.  That day still seems just a few years ago.  I remember it vividly.  How about you?

HARPER: Baby boomers remember Kennedy and inflate his legacy
Washington Times
Nearly all of us remember precisely where we were when we got the news. But more and more Americans — those born after 1963, which is generally considered the last birth year of the baby boomer generation — have little interest in the Kennedy legacy.
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