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Proudly They Came (1): 1970 | by Washington Area Spark
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Proudly They Came (1): 1970

The album cover of Honor America Day recordings of the event that was largely seen as a pro-war, pro-Nixon rally held July 4, 1970 in Washington, D.C.


The album contains an iconic version of Kate Smith’s God Bless America, but does not recognize protests at the event against the Vietnam War and for legalization of marijuana.


Nixon’s closest supporters organized Honor America Day after the U.S. was wracked by protests following Nixon’s April 30 announcement that America was expanding the war in Vietnam by invading Cambodia.


Protesters commemorated the 1970 Honor America Day by holding an annual “smoke-in” on July 4 to demand legalization of marijuana.


For more information and related images, see


For information and related images for the 1973 smoke-in, see


For information and images related to the 1979 smoke-in, see


Album cover is courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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Taken circa 1970