50 years later: Where were you when you heard the news about President Kennedy?

St. Joseph native Walter Cronkite moments after reading the announcement that President Kennedy had died.
St. Joseph native Walter Cronkite moments after reading the announcement that President Kennedy had died.

Today marks 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Jr., an event that rocked the country to its foundation.

Today, we’re asking northeast Johnson County residents to share their memories of Nov. 22, 1963 — where they were when they heard the news, and how they found out.

Reader Sharon Higgins Hunzeker shared her recollections with us earlier this week:

I was in my kitchen (on Juniper in Prairie Village) when my neighbor, Joanne, came to my back door. I could tell from her face that something really bad had just happened! She knew that I never turned on the TV or radio during the day and so she came to share the awful magnitude of that moment in Dallas.

What do you remember about that day?