Wednesday, March 24, 2010

March 24th, 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. opposed publically the Viet Nam war for the first time

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.

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