I don't often take to our Big Morning Show blog to voice my opinion on things. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy, I feel compelled to rattle a little bit.
President Kennedy died on November 22, 1963 in Dallas after being fatally shot. There are many conspiracy theories that Lee Harvey Oswald didn't act alone. I guess those will always be around.
I wasn't born yet when this happened. My parents have vivid memories of that awful day in 1963. It was part of our collective knowledge as children who grew up in the 1970s, only a decade after JFK's death.
It's occurred to me as I've gotten older that in those days and even during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan that the country came together, no matter our political affiliation.
We seem to have lost that collective support for one another and our country. We seem to have lost our way. With the current bi-partisan name calling in Washington (and all over the country), I think it's a good time this week as we remember where we were and what we were thinking when President Kennedy was killed, that we some how remember to come together and remember that we're all Americans.
We all have a vested interest in this democracy. Maybe we can begin to put all the bickering and polarizing political rhetoric aside and just all be Americans, at least for one day any way as we remember President Kennedy. ~ Dewayne