Thursday, January 19, 2017

Old unseen cinefilm of President Nixon Inauguration, 1969

Rachel and I and my brother Bhob were at this event. We heard Billy Graham say the prayer at the Capitol. Then saw the parade from 15th and Pa. Avenue. This video is good because it shows the large number of police and military along the route. The Yippies were in town to inhogurate "Pigasus"
Later there were some protestors being chased by the police around McPherson Square. I did see a trash can that had been thrown through a plate glass window of an insurance company on K Street.
 I went to the parades for Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan also.
But the Nixon one of 1969 had the most protestors.There was a military draft then and they did not want to go to Vietnam.