50 years later: The unfulfilled promise of John F. Kennedy and his generation-defining death

The nation marks a half-century since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Many who were alive on that fateful day recall exactly where they were and what they were doing.

Jacqueline Kennedy and her two children, John Jr. and Caroline stand at the top steps of the Executive Mansion as the body of President John F. Kennedy is carried from the Executive Mansion to lie in state at the Capitol, Nov. 24, 1963.   (AP Photo)

Jacqueline Kennedy and her two children, John Jr. and Caroline stand at the top steps of the Executive Mansion as the body of President John F. Kennedy is carried from the Executive Mansion to lie in state at the Capitol, Nov. 24, 1963. (AP Photo)

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