Saturday, August 24, 2013
50 Years Ago Today,
Very early in the morning my oldest friend, Greg Young, and I went down the Mall in Washington, DC (we lived there). I don't recall if we drove or bused it. We were able to get as far as Pennsylvania Avenue, as all was blocked off, but those who know DC know it's not much of trek from. Off went, walking down Pennsylvania Avenue. It was so early and we saw relatively few around at that time...until we saw a group of what appeared to be soldiers marching toward us. We were within 25' feet of them when we realized it was George Lincoln Rockwell and the American Nazi Party protesting. A bit scary it was, but as we realized who it was, the police showed up and hustled them off, ostensibly for not having a "parade permit."