I Won’t Fight in Vietnam (1965)

Here’s a photo we came across on Pinterest user Estella Gonzales’ pinboard.

Several hundred thousand people had descended on Washington to protest our involvement in the escalating Vietnam War.

The clean-cut collegiate looks of these two young peace activists do not fit the common stereotype of the long-haired radicals and "peaceniks" who protested against the escalating war in Southeast Asia. They were joined by several hundred thousand anti-war protestors who descended upon the nation's capitol to dissent against what they believed was an immoral war.
The clean-cut collegiate looks of these two young peace activists do not fit the common stereotype of the long-haired radicals and “peaceniks” who protested against the escalating war in Southeast Asia. They were joined by several hundred thousand anti-war protestors who descended upon the nation’s capitol to dissent against what they believed was an immoral war.

Source: Penn State Special Collections

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  • Bob

    Most of them were cowards who found an easy way out.