Where Were You?

There was a time when everyone knew what the question was referring to and had an answer.

I was a 1st grader at Culbertson Elementary School in Joliet, Illinois. We heard the news from Dallas while we were in class. A little while later the janitor came in and put black cloth over the American Flag. The teacher put her head down on the desk and cried. That night at home there were black and white images from Dallas on the television.


3 thoughts on “Where Were You?

  1. It’s interesting to see others comment on what happened at their schools. Makes me wonder if the reason I heard it on the bus was that we were simply dismissed early.

  2. We went home that day from school and I was surprised that our mom had picked us up in the car. She told us the president had been shot. The country changed a lot that day.

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