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Spokane 5th Grade Class Learns Of JFK Assassination

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Photo from Friday of Spokane students learning about JFK's assassination Photo from Friday of Spokane students learning about JFK's assassination

SPOKANE, Wash. - Students at St. Charles Elementary School got the opportunity on Friday to learn about one of the most significant history lessons of all time, 50 years later. Skip Bonnaccelli took part of the day to talk with students about John F Kennedy's assassination.

Bonnaccelli is the Principal at the school, but was in the 7th grade when the 35th President was killed. "Our Principal Mr. Scheer had come over the loud speaker and told us that our President had been killed," Bonnaccelli said. Joshua Henrichs is a 5th grader in the class and he actually has a personal connection to that historic day.

My dad was telling me like, ‘Who's your favorite President?' ‘And I was like, ‘I really don't know.'" Henrichs said.  "He said, ‘When Kennedy was assassinated your grandfather drove right by that area."  

Henrichs grandfather was in Dallas, Texas that day and drove right past the place where the assassination took place. Henrichs shared that story with his classmates. Bonnaccelli says these stories help ensure that students remember some of the most significant days ever.  

"Even as a 10 year old our Presidency was important to me, our government was important to me, like it is to you guys," Bonnaccelli said to the class.

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