From April 24, 1971: Washington, DC by John Retallack:
These are photographs I made at an anti-Vietnam War demonstration on the Mall in Washington, DC, on April 24, 1971. Long ago, I know. There were 200,000 of us there that day. The event was organized by several anti-war organizations. But the major event was the previous week. It was organized by Vietnam Veterans Against the War and was titled Dewey Canyon III: A Short Incursion Into the Country of Congress. It was an important step in the campaign to end the war in Vietnam.
VVAW members were on the Mall in Washington, DC from April 19th to April 23, 1971. There were important events. Gold Star mothers (who had lost their sons) marched to lay a wreath at Arlington Cemetery (denied). VVAW members threw their medals on the Capitol Steps. There were meetings with congresspersons including Bella Abzug, Shirley Chisholm and many others including Ted Kennedy. Some even visited the campsite. John Kerry, spoke before the Senate Foreign Relations committee... Read More