Factbox: Quotes on the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination
(Reuters) - The following are quotes on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Kennedy was shot dead on November 22, 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald as his motorcade passed through crowded Dallas streets.
(All quotes are from interviews by Reuters News except the excerpt from the 1963 CBS broadcast with Walter Cronkite)
BOB HUFFAKER, EYEWITNESS AND FORMER REPORTER AT KRLD RADIO IN DALLAS:
"It looked as though the entire city had turned up. It was really great. Dallas had shown that it really loved that president."
TINA TOWNER PENDER, THEN-13-YEAR-OLD EYEWITNESS:
"As the first gunshot sounded, I looked up to the building, thinking somebody was throwing firecrackers out of the window but I only had a split second before some stranger, and I still don't know who it was, pulled me to the ground."
HUGH AYNESWORTH, EYEWITNESS AND FORMER DALLAS MORNING NEWS REPORTER:
"Then I heard what I thought was a motorcycle backfiring, only it wasn't - it was the first shot and then in a few seconds, another shot and a third." Continued...