KENT, Ohio — Forty springs ago, on the day the Vietnam War came home as it never had before, Mary Ann Vecchio was there. She's the girl in the haunting photo — crying, kneeling over the student's body. That was Kent State University, May 4th, 1970, a few days after Richard Nixon, who'd campaigned for president on an implicit promise to end the war, widened it by invading Cambodia.
Across the nation, students protested. At Kent State, where two days earlier the ROTC building was burned down, National Guardsmen fired into a crowd and killed four unarmed students, the closest of whom was nearly a football field away.
Video from AssociatedPress — May 3rd, 2010
"Kent State University is marking the 40th anniversary of the Kent State shootings this week. Four students were killed and nine others were injured when Ohio National Guardsmen fired on a crowd of students protesting the Vietnam War." (May 4th, 1970)
One correction to video: It was not just Nixon expanding the war into Cambodia -- it was the shocking revelation that Nixon had been bombing Cambodia for over a year and covering it up, lying about it.
Some folks think it's wrong for their government to be killing people, expanding a war, and lying about it, covering it up.
These patriots wanting honesty spontaneously rallied at hundreds of college campuses across the country...including many in Indiana, Kentucky & Illinois.
Always Remember/Never Forget
added: May 4, 2010