Jan Rose Kasmir

Flower Girl

It was on this day in 1967 that 100,000 demonstrators attend the March on the Pentagon. 
It was one of the most massive demonstrations of the Vietnam War.

A 17-year-old high school girl named Jan Rose Kasmir walked up to a row of soldiers holding rifles with bayonets. Kasmir courageously stood directly in front of the bayonets. She held a single chrysanthemum bloom in her hands. The little daisy-like flower was the only thing between Kasmir's face and the tip of a blade.
This image, known as the flower girl, became one of the most iconic photos of the Vietnam War era.
 


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Jan Rose Kasmir
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