Earliest political memory of the day #55

epm-55I was born in 1967 and as a small child I was on my father’s shoulders in anti-Vietnam War rallies in which the (U.S.) National Guard was brought out. I don’t remember that (or better, any memories I might have had are thoroughly blurred with what I later heard about it from my parents). I do remember though being around six years old, riding in a friend’s parents car, and seeing a military vehicle. My immediate reaction was to hide under the seat….Around the same time were the protests over Nixon’s veto of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, which my father was very involved in organizing. Mostly I remember that we ended up with a rubber Richard Nixon mask hanging in our garage afterwards.


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