Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, will mark the 50th anniversary of the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas: Nov. 22, 1963.
That day, too, was a Friday, and, for many of those old enough to understand the shocking and somber news that flooded out across the country and the world, it was a day that remains in their memory.
Most of today's Americans were either not born in late November 1963, were too young to remember it, or were living in other countries at the time.
But even for those who did not live through those grim days, the JFK assassination is not "ancient history."
Books, newspaper and magazine articles, television documentaries and other media continue to focus on the tragic events and on the controversy that continues to swirl around the questions: Was Lee Harvey Oswald the only person involved in the assassination, or were there others as well?
In light of the approaching 50-year anniversary of Nov. 22, 1963, The Greeneville Sun is inviting readers to respond to one or both of the following questions about the events of that day:
First, if you are old enough to remember the assassination, what do you still recall about that day? Where were you when you heard that the president had been killed?
Second, for those of any age, do you believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone? If not, what is your opinion about why and how the assassination came about?
HOW TO RESPOND
The Sun invites readers to think about the two questions and send responses of up to 300 words to the newspaper in one of three ways:
* email them to: (comments@GreenevilleSun.com) ;
* photofax the response to us at Fax #638-3645, addressed to JFK Assassination Responses;
* bring the response to the front desk of the newspaper and place it in the box labeled: JFK Assassination Responses;
* or place the response in the box at the bottom of the sloped walkway leading up to the green doors at the rear entrance of the newspaper. (The box is near the Handicapped parking spaces in the staff parking lot adjacent to Irish Street.)
NAME AND PHONE NUMBER
Be sure to include your name with your response. Also, please include your telephone number in case we need to reach you. The telephone numbers will not be published, but the names will.
Important: All answers need to reach the Sun by 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Also, please remember to stay within the 300-word limit.
The newspaper plans to publish the responses both in the newspaper on or very near Nov. 22, and post them on the Sun's website (GreenevilleSun.com).