Friday, November 22, 2013

Remembering JFK

Today marks 50 years since a tragic sunny day in Dallas, where President John F. Kennedy
was shot and killed in Dealey Plaza in the middle of a motorcade.

While much controversy spewed surrounding the events of Nov. 22, 1963, and is still being gnawed on today, we remember JFK and his legacy as the first Catholic president of the United States.

Several Daughters of Charity were in attendance as the motorcade drove by; one, Sister Angela Fitzgibbon, caught a smiling snapshot of the President and Jackie shortly before he was killed, as the Des Moines Register shares. We see in this D Magazine post a glimpse of more Daughters kneeling in prayer near a makeshift memorial on Thanksgiving of that year.

For more about the Daughters of Charity service in Dallas and their recollection from that day, read this Daughters of Charity Provincial Archives post.

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