Friday, October 15, 2010
October 15, 1969. Millions marched to protest the Vietnam War.
Forty-one years ago today, I was working at a radio station, recently graduated from college and married for just a month. Barry and Rob marched in parades held in Springfield and Amherst, Massachusetts. I burned a candle at my desk.
What we didn't know then was the war would last 6 more years. The following May, students would be killed at Kent State by Ohio National Guards. We still had to look forward to Nixon, Watergate, a draft lottery, and more war.
My friend Michael was already dead by October 15, '69. Johnny was not. He was alive that day, but not for long.
Posted by gretchen at 3:25 PM