Recent Commemorations (Page 2)

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May 4 Walking Tour Markers

The new May 4 Walking Tour at Kent State University were dedicated on May 3 at 3 p.m. The walking tour includes interpretive panels installed at seven stops along the walk on the historic site with each trail marker focusing on different key aspects and events from May 4, 1970.

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Mary Vecchio and John Filo

Mary Vecchio, subject of the Pulitzer Prize-winning photo taken by Kent State University student John Filo on May 4, 1970, meets Filo during the 2009 May 4 commemoration. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)

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Mary Vecchio Speaks

Mary Vecchio, subject of the Pulitzer Prize-winning photo taken by Kent State University student John Filo on May 4, 1970, speaks during the 2009 May 4 commemoration. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)

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Kent State University Victory Bell

During the May 4 commemoration in 2000, Steve Skovensky, a Kent State University student and member of the May 4 Task Force, rings the Victory Bell to symbolize the beginning of the commemoration. It is also rung to acknowledge each of the 13 students wounded or killed at Kent State on May 4, 1970, and once for each of the victims of the Jackson State University shootings on May 14, 1970. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)

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May 4, 1995 Crowd

A crowd gathers on Blanket Hill and the Commons before the start of the 1995 May 4 commemoration. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)

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May 4, 1995 Memorial

A view of the May 4 Memorial at Kent State University taken from the roof of Taylor Hall. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)

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May 4, 1995 Vigil

Lighted candles surround a person standing vigil in the parking lot near Taylor Hall where the May 4, 1970, shootings took place at Kent State University.

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May 4, 1996 Candle Walk

The candlelight vigil walk through campus is an annual part of the commemoration activities. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)

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May 4, 1997 - Crosby, Stills & Nash perform "Ohio"

Crosby, Stills & Nash perform "Ohio," the song written by Neil Young about the shootings at Kent State University on May 4, 1970. The 27th annual May 4 commemoration was the first time the song had been performed at Kent State. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)

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May 4, 2000 30th Commemoration Vigil

During the 30th commemoration of May 4, 1970, RoseMarie and Noel Egensperger of Cleveland participate in an early morning vigil together at the place where William Schroeder was killed by the Ohio National Guard during anti-Vietnam War protests on the Kent State University campus. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)

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