|Me and a friend on the bus to DC|
Che Guevara was murdered on 9 October
1967 and we were still mourning our loss
as we marched across the bridge to the
This weekend I will be flying to Washington to commemorate the 50h anniversary of that historic protest. These events are being organized by the Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee. It begins with a vigil at the Pentagon on Friday, 20 October, followed by dinner at Saigon Saigon, and an all day conference on Saturday, 21 October. You can read complete information on the event website.
I will be tweeting and blogging from the various events so look for my post over the weekend.
After this protest, anti-war activity became the focus of my life for the next few years. By the end of that school year I was president of the Washington University SDS chapter and a veteran of many protests.