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50 years later, JFK's assassination echoes across Western Pa.

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Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, 12:03 a.m.
 

Teachers cried. Businesses closed. Cities went silent.

Most people older than 55 remember where they were, what they were doing and who told them about the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

“If something like that happened today, I'm sure the nation wouldn’t stop like it did in 1963,” said Roy Faulk of Greensburg, who was 11 when he and the other sixth-graders at Delmont Elementary School were called in from recess to hear the news.

The Tribune-Review asked readers for their memories from that day a half-century ago.

Hundreds responded. Here are their stories.

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