John Kerry Participates in 1971 Antiwar Protests at U.S. Capitol
On April 22, 1971, Vietnam veteran Lt. John Kerry became the first Vietnam veteran to testify before Congress about the war, when he appeared before a Senate committee hearing on proposals relating to ending the war.
Kerry , the following day -April 23, 1971 - participated in a demonstration with thousands of other veterans in which he and other veterans threw their medals and ribbons over a fence erected at the front steps of the United States Capitol building to dramatize their opposition to the war.
Here, Kerry is shown just after delivering an antiwar speech to the thousands of gathered protestors. - To license this image, click on the shopping cart below -