Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

3 Bumps

Do you remember the day Reagan was shot?

What was it like?

I wasn't quite born yet but it must have been scary.

Answer Question

Asked by UpSheRises at 9:24 AM on Mar. 30, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

Level 31 (48,798 Credits)
Answers (37)
  • nope i don't remember. was i even a live them.... i know he was president when i was born that's all i know.

    Answer by oldfashionSAHM at 9:25 AM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • It all happened so fast, live on the news. It took several minutes to realize what was going on. It wasn't half as scary as 9/11 was. I believe you can get the video's of it on You Tube, or the new's feeds.

    Answer by vbruno at 9:26 AM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Oh yeah...I've watched the video before. I saw this documentary on the history channel a few years ago that was about the SS who were protecting him. They detailed this one portion of the video in slow motion where you can see one agent working against the natural reaction of his body to jerk was pretty amazing.

    Comment by UpSheRises (original poster) at 9:31 AM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • I vaguely remember. I was 9 (almost 10) and had just lost my grandpa so I was some what aware of what death was. I remember the teachers telling us to pray for him. Mind you this was a pretty Democratic area I was being raised in, so the atmosphere back then was so much different then what I see today. He was our President and we had to pray for him to get well, even if we did not like him (so said the teachers & priests from church. I remember alot of kids snickering & not really understanding what was going on though. We were all so young.

    Answer by gemgem at 9:42 AM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • I remember when it happened, I was 14. I remember thinking WOW the guy got shot & he's still going strong! Real admiration all around. That's when people had respect and confidence in their President & were happy& proud to be an American & the rest of the world feared & respected us. It was just the opposite of today.


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 9:51 AM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • They didn't say anything to us at school, so he was already at the hospital for a few hours once I saw the news. It was a giant mess, and one minute you'd hear he was dead, the next that he was being treated. Nobody was on the same page. It wasn't scary, just sad. They knew who did it, and he was tackled on the spot, so it wasn't like there was some unknown group or an attack waiting to happen.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:12 AM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • I had just come in from school. I think I was a senior in high school. It was pretty incredible. Especially the footage. I don't recall fearing that he was going to die. I think the immediate nature of news was first realized during this event I do remember that the news interrupted General Hospital


    Answer by adnilm at 10:14 AM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • I barely remember coming home from school and mom talking on the phone about the shooting.

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 10:15 AM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • I don't remember.

    Answer by Simplicity3 at 10:18 AM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • I was 3 weeks from being born ;)

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:28 AM on Mar. 30, 2011

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.