Summer Of Love

Summer of Love Plt 286 Ken Martin

The Summer of Love was a social phenomenon that occurred during the summer of 1967, when as many as 100,000 people converged in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. Although hippies also gathered in major cities across the U.S., Canada and Europe, San Francisco remained the center of the hippie movement. [1] Like its sister enclave of Greenwich Village, the city became even more of a melting pot of politics, music, drugs, creativity, and the total lack of sexual and social inhibition than it already was. As the hippie counterculture movement came further forward into public awareness, the activities centered thereon became a defining moment of the 1960s, [2] causing numerous ‘ordinary citizens’ to begin questioning everything and anything about them and their environment as a result… source: WIKIPEDIA.

Ah Yes, I remember the Summer of Love! That’s me, 2nd row up, from the left #7 and my Neighbor/buddy is 3rd row up #9 from the left… Gene Woodard ended up with 3/7.

Ken Martin
Cpl, USMC
’67-’70
RVN ’68-’69

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