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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 04:56 AM

20. That tragedy was devastating enough for

those of us who were not there and who were older. I can't even begin to imagine what it must have been like for a 17-year-old who was on the scene and so closely involved.

This part rang a bell with me:

A Roosevelt High School student who had moved north from Mexico at the age of 10, Romero recalled the photos of President John F. Kennedy that hung alongside those of Pope John XXIII in the homes of Mexican families.

I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco in the early to mid-sixties. In those days, photos of President John F. Kennedy hung prominently alongside those of King Mohammed V (father of the then-King Hassan II), whom people considered to be practically a saint, in the homes of Moroccan families - even and especially in rural areas. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_V_of_Morocco

In the US, many STILL do not fully appreciate how the Kennedys - especially John and Robert - inspired the world.

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