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Vets' Day / President Support / Washington, DC Activities #443279

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 11, 1969
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(Studio) Vets' Day offered as chance to support President' war policy. 7500 come to Rally at Washington Monument. President tours Veterans Administration Hospital. Few 100 come to Arlington ceremony.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Arlington National Cemetery) Dep. Defense Secretary David Packard places wreath.
REPORTER: No reporter given

(DC) President and wife, Pat, shake hands at VA Hospital. [President NIXON - talks to patients about daytime TV. Impressed by their spirit; must get good care.] At Washington Monument, group sings "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory." [Representative Don. LUKENS - talks of peace with freedom. Believes in right to dissent, but "new barbarians" don't believe in speech rights of others. Some are cowardly Americans] [Representative Mendel RIVERS - says more Americans than pro-Hanoicrats in US. Agnew helping with fight.] Singer sings of joining Students for a Democratic Society and learning to love Communists.
REPORTER: No reporter given

Brinkley, David

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