I departed believing that the tragedy at Kent State 45 years ago could have occurred at any number of campuses across the country. Should you wish to visit, the small town of Kent is 30-miles southeast of Cleveland, just off the Ohio Turnpike that crosses northern Ohio from east to west.
It was May 4, 1970. We were high school seniors in Greater Cleveland, when Kent State exploded on a Monday, a mere 45 miles away, 45 years ago. Four students killed, nine wounded by National Guard gunfire. It's as if it were yesterday.