Woodstock Music Festival concludes: 1969


English: This photo was taken near the Woodsto...
English: This photo was taken near the Woodstock music festival on August 18, 1969. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today in History

On this day in 1969, the grooviest event in music history–the Woodstock Music Festival–draws to a close after three days of peace, love and rock ‘n’ roll in upstate New York. Read more

The Woodstock festival opens in Bethel, New York: 1969


To Upstate New York

This Day in History 

#Woodstock

On this day in 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival opens on a patch of farmland in White Lake, a hamlet in the upstate New York town of Bethel. Read more

Compare & Contrast: Woodstock vs War in Vietnam


08 August 2014 With the 45th anniversary of Woodstock approaching, (August 15-17) I thought I’d re-share a post from June.  I carefully chose the following  compilation. These images represent  the same era but their worlds apart–in more ways than one–I compare/contrast 2 significant events that coincided with each other–briefly–and helped defined a generation in American History. The images are eerily similar, yet not.  I’ll let them speak for themselves.

What defined the 60’s?

long way home...

 

A Marine stands watch in an observation tower as a chaplain holds mass on Hill 950, July 31, 1967.
A Marine stands watch in an observation tower as a chaplain holds mass on Hill 950, July 31, 1967.

This is the picture of Hamburger Hill, Vietnam during the battle of Dong Ap Bia, May 1969.

 

 

 

Operation Woodstock: 1969


Peace in America

With the 45th anniversary of #Woodstock approaching, (August 15-17) I’ll be posting on the events surrounding the weekend both in Bethel New York and around the world.

(1) The Vietnam War–which had already taken its toll on America–was in full swing in 1969; patriotism can be seen in its subtlety through these images of that fateful event 45 years ago. Enjoy! Read more

Woodstock Festival 1969


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