The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

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November 22, 2013

An eyewitness to history

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“I’ve never experienced anything quite like that.”

Three days later, Wright attended the Requiem Mass held for Kennedy at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C.

“He was so vivacious and full of life and upbeat. He truly was a beloved president,” said Wright. “I truly believe that Kennedy may have been the most inspirational of all of our presidents.”

Then, as if a last thought, Wright added: “It’s very hard to believe that it has been 50 years.”

Sally Sexton writes for The Weatherford (Texas) Democrat, a sister newspaper of the Clinton Herald.

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