Rally for Support of the Vietnam War | History of SC Slide Collection

Rally for Support of the Vietnam War

For a great many ordinary citizens, particularly those old enough to remember the wholehearted civilian support for the Second World War, college protests against the Vietnam War seemed unpatriotic. South Carolina, where many families lived on or near the bases at which their husbands, sons, or brothers had trained, had strong reasons for supporting the war effort. At a rally held in Florence in 1971 to protest the arrest of Lieutenant Calley for his role in the My Lai Massacre, a sign proclaims: "Help Free the POWs in North Vietnam."

Courtesy of the Darlington County Historical Commission.