Wednesday, November 22, 2017

November 22, 1963

"Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country." -- John F. Kennedy, January 20, 1961

JFK's spirit lives on. I was only 6.5 years old when JFK was murdered, having worn a prepackaged JFK constume trick-or-treating on Halloween 1964, only 22 days earlier.

I was 11 years old when RFK was murdered.

And at age 17.5 I went to work -- as a freshman and sophomore intern and staff assistant -- for their brother, Sen. Ted Kennedy, best U.S. Senator ever.

After the Warren Commission report, my dad did not believe it, and raised concerns about it in public fora for the next four decades, until he died. A World War II combat veteran, dad knew ballistics. He read and he asked questions and demanded answers. At an 82nd Airborne Division convention, my dad asked eight expert marksmen, the eight top master sergeants in the 82nd Division if they could have "made that shot" -- all eight said "NO! HELL NO!" We're still waiting on full disclosure of long-concealed FBI and CIA documents. Most Americans -- and the House Select Committee on Assassinations -- agree there was more than one gunman, and hence a conspiracy to murder JFK.

As Albert Gore, Sr. said on Election Night 1970, "The truth shall rise again!"

No comments: