Wednesday, 15 October 2014

JFK Assassination

A Back Mark in History...


Last month when I was in US of A, we drove to Dallas.
And stopped at the spot where the 35th President of the US of A – John F Kennedy (JFK) - was assassinated in 1963.
It is a good 50 years before – That’s almost half a century now!
The years that had passed has not reduced the mystery around it though.

It was shocking to realize that a President was shot in public, in spite of tight security.
And, it is heart-wrenching to know that nobody could find who the murderer was.
(You can read more about it here).

Some of his quotes are given below:

©  “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” 
© “A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death.”
© “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.”
©   “Mankind must put an end to war - or war will put an end to mankind.”
©    “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”

The Cross mark on the road refers to the spot where JFK was assassinated.



Excerpt from the speech that was never delivered



A tit-bit for you


18 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing some memories of JFK. I want to add one more of his famous quotes. "Life is unfair".

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    1. And sadly, that quote summarizes his life!
      Thanks SG :)

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  2. the quotes are very profound and thanks a lot for sharing these wonderful pics!

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  3. It is indisputable that JFK was an orator par excellence and he could communicate wonderfully well with his audience.Even if there was a back room speech writer , how you deliver it matters.

    The next point that strikes me is the nondescript white X mark at the spot on the street where he was fatally shot. If it was in India we would have closed the street for ever and erected a grotesque looking memorial.

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    1. I completely agree with your observation on how Indian would have treated the same.
      Thanks Anil :)

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    2. I fully agree with Mr, Kurup. JFK's gravesite at the Arlington National Cemetery is very very simple. When I visited there, I was thinking of Anna Samadhi and MGR Samadhi in Chennai.

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  4. What he thought right for the mankind is inevitable for the present.But who cares-Godwill towards men-and that only will make this earth peaceful.Nice pics. also.Thank you,Loco for sharing this.

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    1. Well said Rudra.
      At the end of the day, nothing is in our hands. Everything is pre-planned.

      Thanks!

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  5. I still think, this president was killed on purpose cuz he wasn't pro Israel enough ... just like they made the twin towers fall in order to start a war against Islam ... are people blind or what? ... most likely not ... but scared for their lives ... can't blame them ... Thank you for stopping by my blog, Locomente :) ... Love, cat.

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    1. What a BS. Give me a break.

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    2. Cat, speculations are still around and nobody knows yet about it. Kind of scary although 50 long years have passed.
      Thanks!

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  6. Hey locomente!
    Grt post there, vry informative one
    Bt I hve 1 doubt, u say tht d killer ws nvr caught bt I thought d murderer ws some1 called oswald innit!

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    1. Actually Jaded, it was concluded that Oswald was the gunman and was shot. But, we still dont know if he was the only one and who was the mastermind or the motive behind the same. We also dont know for sure of Oswald was the one!

      Thanks for the comments! :)

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  7. Public assassinations are always shocking and sad :-(

    Thanks for sharing the quotes. A very informative post :-)

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  8. kennedy was one of those presidents that actually could have accomplished something had he had the chance to do more...but that is also probably why he was taken out....

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    1. Thats really sad, isn't it?

      Thanks Brian :)

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