I remember going into the coat room and burying my face in the jackets to cry. Last year on Facebook a woman sent me a message asking me if I was the Richard that comforted her when JFK was killed. It made me cry with both sadness and with the joy of her remembering.
On November 22, 1963, the nation was stunned by the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. To share your story of where you (or friends and family) were during this tragic time, visit the submission form on our Facebook page.
Don’t miss "Dearest Jackie": On the Death of JFK, a pop-up exhibition of items from the Library’s collections, on view through December 1, 2013