President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas 50 years ago today.
Folks have been discussing the milestone pretty much all year, new books have hit the shelves reexamining the minutiae of his life and death, and even the Emmys featured a segment on how JFK's presidency—and his death during his third year in office—forever changed the TV landscape and the way we devour news from the media, but...
There was only going to be one Nov. 22.
Subsequently, numerous historians, politicians, academics, journalists, everyone who remembers where they were the day he was shot, people who weren't even born yet and more have taken time out to pay tribute to the fallen leader, whose murder remains burned into the nation's consciousness 50 years later.
Here's a sampling of the celebs (some of whom fit the categories listed above) who tweeted their respects, many of them quoting the man himself:
Marlee Matlin: "'We do these things not because they are easy but because they are hard.' #JFK 50 years. What a different world we were then."
Ron Perlman: "Major discussion re: #JFK in #EasyStreet; what started and what ended in #America in his 3 short years. Some of my clearest memories."
Nancy Pelosi: "Today, may we draw strength from the legacy & vision of #JFK. As he said, 'a man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.'"
Lee Greenwood: "Wow, 50 years ago and he still captures our attention! R.I.P. President Kennedy. #JFK"