Friday, May 04, 2012

May 4, 1970

Neil Young did his tribute to the fallen in his great protest song "Ohio," and much has been written and said about the events on May 4, 1970, in Kent, Ohio.  But some of the surviving wounded from the shootings at Kent State University in 1970 are seeking a new investigation into the actions of the National Guardsmen who opened fire on students, killing four and wounding nine others.  The event remains a stark example of the distance between the young people who stood against the Vietnam war and those who saw the protester's stand as a threat to safety. 

Meanwhile, KSU again hosts a commemorative event today to remember the events.

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