Thanks for this. As the Jews never want the Holocaust forgotten, I feel the same for Kent State. Yeah..there was provocation..a few students threw rocks at the police. Then they were mowed down.
Indeed, as someone said, it marked the end of protest, and, actually began my apathy, which I was not brought out of until RP ran for President the first time.
A great song was written about it, by Crosby Stills Nash and Young:
Four dead in Ohio
"Tin soldiers and Nixon's coming,
We're finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drumming,
Four dead in Ohio.
Gotta get down to it
Soldiers are gunning us down
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her
And found her dead on the ground
How can you run when you know?" .
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