The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Summer of '68

July 13, 2008

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

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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

Enid

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