A unique reminder of today…50 years ago.
This is the car in which Jacquelyn Kennedy sat in the back seat fifty years ago today and tried to hold in her husband’s brains.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 20mm, F/6.3, 1/60 sec, ISO-1600. Taken at the Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan.
The assassination of JFK was a Pearl Harbor or 9/11 moment for my parents’ generation, but had the uniquely terrible character of an attack from within. Fifty years later the event is still painful — not just for what it was, but for what it means.
“The Nation mourns today for it’s gallant young Chief Executive. It mourns for his lovely widow and orphaned children.
“But it mourns also for a stricken ideal. It mourns the thought that this society, born in the agony of tyranny, nurtured at the breast of liberty, seasoned by the struggle to create a good life for all men, can still spawn barbarism and the ultimate indignity of murder…
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