The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Summer of '68

July 13, 2008

Woman recalls wounded veterans, rioting in D.C. during her 1968


The American Red Cross helped bring in the food and cots, and the National Guard was called in to help during this crisis. I recall everything was canceled: Churches and all meetings were canceled for two weekends until our area was better controlled. Policemen were working also around the clock with the National Guard.

A very bad year for our nation for those of us in the Washington, D.C. area. It was truly a memorable year for us. We’ll never forget it.

Diane and Ray Lasky


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