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On which Lee Harvey Oswald comes to regret sneaking into the Texas Theater without purchasing a ticket.
Linda S said:
After all these years, this photo still has a deep effect on me, as do all the events concerning the assasination of President John F. Kennedy. No single historical event was more shocking or heartbreaking to nearlyall Americans, than this one. The terrorist atack of 9-11-2001 comes close, but it did not have the same effect, not at all. It changed an entire generation, (mine), forever, and we went in directions not even dreamed of by our largely conservative parents. I cannot begin to describe the shock, anguish and betrayal we experienced. Then, when Bobby Kennedy was also murdered, we thought it was the end of the civilized world. Is it any wonder we had protest marches, descended into hippydom, and wanted nothing to do with the “establishment?” What a time of turmoil and change!
Thank you for your insightful comments, Linda! We’re often irreverent with respect to history, but it’s certainly important that this event be recognized for the era-changing moment that it was.