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We Supported Our Men in Vietnam records
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Correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, memorabilia, sound and video recordings, and motion picture film related to efforts in New York to mobilize popular support for American servicemen and prisoners of war in Vietnam both during and after the Vietnam War.
We Supported Our Men in Vietnam, Inc. grew out of the Support Our Boys in Vietnam Parade, which was organized by New York fire chief Ray Gimmler in 1967. The parade was held on May 13, 1967 along 5th Avenue in New York City and included thousands of people in attendance. Gimmler was moved to organize the event after learning that demonstrators had burned the American flag during an anti-war demonstration in April of 1967. The goal of the parade was not only to counteract the growing anti-war movement of the time, but to show American servicemen in Vietnam that they had the support and backing of the American people.
5 manuscript boxes, 10 oversize boxes, 7 motion picture film reels (15.1 Linear Feet)
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