Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Kent State ... 40 years later
Everyone knows this photo ... or at least everyone who remembers the killings at Kent State University, 40 years ago today.
Four students were killed by the National Guard that day -- May 4, 1970 -- when Guard members opened fire on a student protest of the Vietnam War.
Nine people were wounded during the gunfire at the Ohio school.
The horror of that day sent shock waves around the world ... and at colleges and universities, memorials and moratoriums were held as students reeled from news of the killings.
On Monday, the spot where the killings occurred was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The university also has dedicated an audio walking tour of the site.
It seems a small remembrance for such a tragedy.
It was one of many sad moments in our nation's history as the Vietnam War was protested.
May it never be repeated.