STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Letter writer puts Woodstock in perspective
All the talk lately about the 40th anniversary of Woodstock has overshadowed another important event that was going on at the same time -- the Vietnam war.
Ken Anderson, a VFW member from Chamberlain,... Posted on 9/5/09 at 3:00 AM
To the Editor:
In regard to the 40th anniversary of Woodstock: The news magazine Newsweek described them as a “youthful, long-haired army, almost as large as the U.S. force in Vietnam.”
The news magazine wrote of “wounded hippies” sent to impromptu hospital tents. Some 400,000 of the nation’s affluent young “attended the electric pot dream.” Time gushed with admiration for the gathering.
September 05, 2009
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