At the time, Secret Service protected incumbent presidents, but not presidential candidates.
“At dinner that night, my Dad got up and excused himself from the table. That was the first time that I ever saw him cry,” the younger Clay recalls.
Fifty years ago today, our nation was shocked. A beloved, energetic, young president was fatally shot by a sniper before thousands while traveling in a presidential motorcade.
Filmmaker Oliver Stone will present a director’s-cut version of his 1991 movie “JFK” as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival.
…146th anniversary of the assassination of the former president.