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 Sunday, Nov. 24, 1963 file photo, the casket of President John F. Kennedy reaches the Capitol in Washington on a horse-drawn caisson, accompanied by a symbolic riderless horse named Black Jack, with boots reversed in the stirrups, symbolizing a fallen leader. (AP Photo)

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 24, 1963 file photo, the casket of President John F. Kennedy reaches the Capitol in Washington on a horse-drawn caisson, accompanied by a symbolic riderless horse named Black Jack, with boots reversed in the stirrups, symbolizing a fallen leader. (AP Photo)

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