~ Be Thankful Anyways ~


Thanksgiving sets an unfamiliar tone.

A moment of melancholy.

A forced smile absent of reason.

Friends, Family, laughter, and  sincerity renders only uncertainties and loneliness.

A day when it used to be the way it should….

Be Thankful Anyways…

Thy will be done.

In Jesus Name Amen ~









1. On Nov. 11, 1963, President Kennedy laid a Veterans Day wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

2. He would be buried at the cemetery exactly two weeks later.

3. Jacqueline Kennedy rarely traveled with her husband on political trips but decided to fly with him to Texas on Nov. 21.

JFK Memories

President John F. Kennedy. — Library of Congress

4. On Nov. 22, the couple attended a breakfast in Fort Worth.

5. The presidential open-top limousine had been flown in from D.C.

6. A 14-year-old boy reported watching JFK’s face go blank around 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 22.

7. The boy also said he heard Jacqueline Kennedy shout, “God, oh God, no.”

8. Texas Governor John Connally Jr. received multiple gunshot wounds.

9. A priest administered last rites to the first Roman Catholic U.S. president.

10. This was the fourth presidential assassination in a nation that was less than 200 years old.

11. It was the first since the Secret Service began protecting presidents.

12. The Service scuffled with Dallas police for control of the president’s casket.

13. Lyndon B. Johnson took the oath of office aboard Air Force One.

14. He became president 99 minutes after Kennedy’s death.

15. Kennedy’s body was also aboard for the return flight to Washington.

16. Judge Sarah Hughes wept as she administered the oath of office.

17. Jackie Kennedy refused to take off her pink Chanel suit, stained with her husband’s blood. She told Lady Bird Johnson, “I want them to see what they have done to Jack.”

18. Jackie did, however, remove her wedding ring and put it on her husband’s finger to be buried with him.
Read original article here http://www.aarp.org/politics-society/history/info-10-2013/50-facts-about-jfk-assassination.html