Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. led an anti-war march for the first time in Chicago, on March 24, 1967 opposing the Vietnam War by saying:
“ Our arrogance can be our doom. It can bring the curtains down on our national drama . . . Ultimately, a great nation is a compassionate nation The bombs in Vietnam explode at home—they destroy the dream and possibility for a decent America . . . .”
I was 21 and could have been drafted except that I was married and had a daughter so I was 3A for my draft status which meant I couldn't be draft yet. Many of my friends were and one of my best friends was killed. He was a medic and hadn't been in Viet Nam 2 months. 38 years later I bought the house he lived in as a child at an auction and I live in it today. Small world.