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.

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 1963 file photo, an Irish cadet honor guard, center rows holding rifles, stands in formation as the U.S. flag is lifted from the coffin of President John F. Kennedy during his funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo)

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 1963 file photo, an Irish cadet honor guard, center rows holding rifles, stands in formation as the U.S. flag is lifted from the coffin of President John F. Kennedy during his funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo)

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