Friday will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, TX.
A memorial is set to mark the area where the President was killed. The shock and pain from one of America's darkest moments, a half-century later has yet to face.
For one Tri-State man, two days after JFK's death is the day he remembers most.
At the age of 78, Norman Schroeder has some stories to tell like the Sunday, 50 years ago, when the rookie Washington D.C. Police Officer was called to escort the body of JFK.
"I just couldn't believe it," said Norman.
Schroeder said he walked next to the flag draped casket to the capitol with thousands of people lined the streets.
Schroeder was later injured on the job and retired from the force, but that Sunday back in 1963 will stick with him forever.
"As far as just being there, and being part of history, I didn't realize it at the time," said Norman. "I thought it was just another day at the job because this is what we did everyday."
Norman says he hasn't looked at his collection of pictures much over the past 50 years, but he is happy to have been a part of history.
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