Our family was glued to our black and white Admiral TV from Friday, November 22nd through Monday, November 25th, 1963.

Here’s a 6+ hour videotape of what we watched—in real time—on that terrible Friday afternoon when President John F. Kennedy was shot: https://youtu.be/eB9am3HGQs0

My 13th birthday was three days later, the day President Kennedy was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. As a family, we thought we were completely out of tears until the video cameras caught the moment John Jr. saluted his father’s casket passing by.