Millions Of Americans Marching Against The War ...
Millions Of Americans March Against The War.
We well remember watching (and cheering) this, as though it were only last week.
Remember, we're oldies. (Relatively speaking of course).
A sight never to be forgotten. It was the day the world witnessed with it's own eyes - The Spirit Moving. That is to say, the (then) spirit of America.
But that particular popular uprising of the people was against the war then being waged against Vietnam - not Iraq.
And it was in 1969. Thirty eight years ago tomorrow, to the day.
That was way back when, sad to say, almost all of us had bigger (and better) balls than so many people appear to possess today.
And while your own milage may vary of course -- as our blog title states so succinctly, that's the way we see it.
Oops. We're in danger of digressing.
So, since we (strongly) suspect a serious case of mass amnesia may suddenly break out in US mainstream media on Monday, here's our own 'heads up'.
Read the rest of this reminder/report, right here.
1969: Millions march in US Vietnam Moratorium
Americans have taken part in peace initiatives across the United States to protest against the continuing war in Vietnam.
The Peace Moratorium is believed to have been the largest demonstration in US history with an estimated two million people involved.
In towns and cities throughout the US, students, working men and women, school children, the young and the old, took part in religious services, school seminars, street rallies and meetings.
Supporters of the Vietnam Moratorium wore black armbands to signify their dissent and paid tribute to American personnel killed in the war since 1961.
The focal point was the capital, Washington DC, where more than 40 different activities were planned and about 250,000 demonstrators gathered to make their voices heard.