Mayors: It was a day joy turned to dread

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

Former Boston Mayor Raymond L. Flynn remembers the sound of the horse-drawn caisson carrying President John F. Kennedy’s body to the U.S. Capitol two days after he was killed…

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“To have it so cruelly snuffed out, that I think caused a lot of soul-searching. And people, whether they are conscious of it or not, felt that they’d really lost something, lost perhaps even their future. You always get that debate of how would things have been different if JFK hadn’t been killed.”

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