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Vets' Day / Washington, DC Activities / Nixon #201078

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 11, 1969
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(Studio) Vets' Day ceremonies take new turn. President Nixon's supporters sought to make political statements out of traditional patriotic acts, such as flying flag on national holiday, or saluting the dead.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) 10,000 head defense of war. [Chairperson House Armed Services Committee Mendel RIVERS - says back Agnew and he'll continue to pour it on.] [Senator John TOWER - wants war to end, but wants it to be last war.] J. W. Martin and Starlighters performed.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Arlington National Cemetery) Wreath laid on National Shrine Tomb of Unknown Soldier. [Virginia representative Don. JOHNSON - says never popular war for American vets. Good Americans proclaim love for American]
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

(DC) Pres Nixon and wife, Pat, with Senator Strom Thurmond visit Vets Hospital. [President NIXON - talks of sports and physical checkup.] Also speaks of daytime TV.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan;
Schorr, Daniel

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