Four Dead in OHIO

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On the anniversary of the Kent State shootings…..

Originally posted on Retired Ruth :

Peace Blog #2  for February

Buffalo Springfield had a hit with this song in 1967, which predated the Kent State Shootings.  In my mind, though, the lyrics resonate with what happened that day….

It was a typical spring day on campus.  I was walking back to my dorm after my last class of the day.  I saw groups of people assembling near Williams Hall. They were setting up for some kind of speakers.  It wasn’t anything unusual; there was usually something going on outside on the lawns at BGSU in the springtime.  As I walked past the Student Union getting ready to head to my dorm, a young man ran up to me with a handful of flyers in his hand.  I don’t remember the exact words but it said something like  “Kent State Shootings.   Four students murdered by the Ohio National Guard.  Many others injured”

I took a…

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2 thoughts on “Four Dead in OHIO

  1. I remember Kent State vividly…participating in a peace march in Manhattan a couple of days later (and skipping school to do so)…A necklace that I wore daily “war is not healthy for children and other living things”..

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