South Floridians remember JFK assassination

By Matthew Fuhrman, Producer, MFuhrman@wplg.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:28:13 PM EST
Updated On: Nov 24 2013 12:28:42 AM EST

South Floridians remember where they were 50 years when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. -

For most people who were alive on Nov. 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated is a moment they found out is seared into their memory.

That's true for Local 10's Senior Political Reporter Michael Putney.

"I was a junior in college at the University of Missouri," Putney recalled during the 6 p.m. broadcast.

A woman in tears told Putney "they've taken our president."

"I was a sophomore in college, and I was on my way to the Cafeteria for lunch. Everyone had already heard about it, and I walked in. It was like a morgue in there," recalled Tom McGrath of Hollywood. "Then they told me. It was like, 'Oh my God.'"

Daniel Reyes was a boy in Honduras when he heard the news.

"All the people in the town, in my country, they cried with this news."

Eglantine Ford spent this Nov. 22nd celebrating her 100th birthday. She remembers vividly where she was on her 50th birthday.

"When I heard that President Kennedy had died, I was very sad. At the same time, there was a lesser note on the fact that C.S. Lewis had died, and I was kind of a fan of his at that time," Ford said.

To remember our 35th president, people left ribbons on the bust of Mr. Kennedy on the 79th Street Causeway, also called the Kennedy Causeway.

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