Summer of Love

Summer of Love

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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4 comments


  • Murray Hermanson

    Bill, that should get something going. Harry, I been wondering the same thing. Hope it picks up. Murray 1371


  • Bill 0331

    I think it started going down hill when that guy Willard came on board. Bill 0331


  • Harry 1371

    This site has lost its zip. Used to be a lot of fun with the back and forth comments. What happened?


  • MSgt Edd Prothro, USMC Ret. 1964-1984

    Hey Ken, nice pic, I have one almost just like it. Only mine was taken on the left coast at San Diego a few years earlier. Semper Fi!!


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