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Vietnam War protests across Long Island

Demonstrations on Long Island show the anti-war frustrations against America's involvement in Vietnam during the 1969-1973.

Huntington, NY

Vietnam War protestors light candles and stand in
Photo Credit: George Argeroplos

Vietnam War protestors light candles and stand in silence in front of Huntington Town Hall on Nov. 14, 1969.

Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY

Vietnam War protesters demonstrate on Oct. 15, 1969,
Photo Credit: Dick Morseman

Vietnam War protesters demonstrate on Oct. 15, 1969, in Eisenhower Park, East Meadow.

Lawrence, NY

A Vietnam War moratorium demonstration is held on
Photo Credit: Dick Morseman

A Vietnam War moratorium demonstration is held on the lawn of Lawrence High School in Lawrence on Nov. 13, 1969.

Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY

Jerry Seidel of West Hempstead speaks during a
Photo Credit: Jim Peppler

Jerry Seidel of West Hempstead speaks during a Long Island Peace Coalition anti-Vietnam War rally in Eisenhower Park, East Meadow on April 29, 1972.

Cedarhurst, NY

A candlelight vigil against the Vietnam War at
Photo Credit: Dick Morseman

A candlelight vigil against the Vietnam War at Cedarhurst Park, Cedarhurst on May 10, 1972.

Babylon, NY

A silent anti-Vietnam War protest in Argyle Park,
Photo Credit: Thomas R. Koeniges

A silent anti-Vietnam War protest in Argyle Park, Babylon, on Jan. 1, 1973.

Garden City, NY

The Long Island Peace Coalition holds a candlelight
Photo Credit: John Cornell

The Long Island Peace Coalition holds a candlelight peace vigil outside the home of U.S. Rep. John Wydler (R-Garden City) on Christmas Eve 1972.

Freeport, NY

Members of the Freeport Peace Vigil stand on
Photo Credit: Dick Kraus

Members of the Freeport Peace Vigil stand on the steps of the post office in Freeport on Jan. 21, 1968, carrying signs protesting the war in Vietnam. They were there each Sunday for more than 40 weeks.

Manhasset, NY

Students picket the Manhasset Draft Board during the
Photo Credit: Jim O'Rourke

Students picket the Manhasset Draft Board during the Vietnam War on Northern Blvd. on Dec. 12, 1969.

North Hempstead, NY

Vietnam War protestors picket in front of the
Photo Credit: Jim O'Rourke

Vietnam War protestors picket in front of the North Hempstead Town Hall in Manhasset on Oct. 7, 1969.

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