May 4th, 1970, The Day My Generation Lost Its Innocence

I haven’t posted anything in a while, and this just struck me far too powerfully to not share with the three or four of you who are following me (for reasons I can’t quite figure out…). Please skip if politics isn’t your thing. Thanks.

JONATHAN TURLEY

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Submitted by Lawrence E. Rafferty (rafflaw)-Weekend Contributor

I was going to write this last weekend on the actual 44th anniversary of a very sad event.  For some reason, I had a hard time focusing on what I wanted to say, in light of the many emotions that were going through my head.  I don’t want the anniversary to go by without writing about the personal significance that day in May had on my life, and I believe on the lives of many in my generation.  The Pulitzer Prize winning photograph by John Filo, included above from Wikipedia, is one that I have never forgotten.  Nor should anyone forget it.

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