John F. Kennedy

We were innocent. We left the years of “old” presidents behind. For a brief moment, time was limitless and full of promise. Even a moon landing seemed plausible. Then President Kennedy was assassinated. On this 50th anniversary of his death, people my age will remember where they were. I was in my fifth grade class. The only room with a television. We sat and watched. We went home speechless, almost disbelieving what we witnessed. Later came Vietnam, the killings of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, and then Watergate. For most of us, we were never quite as “young” again.

Mitch Ceasar
Broward County Democratic Executive Committee Chair