Kent State honoring May 4 shooting victims with virtual ceremony
Kent State will honor students that were killed and injured during an anti-war protest on May 4, 1970.
The virtual commemoration will be held on May 4, 51 years after the Ohio National Guard fired on Kent students. It will feature a candlelight vigil and a video showing the new markers installed on the site to indicate where the wounded students were when they were hit by gunfire.
Four students - Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer and William Schroeder - were killed during the shooting and nine other students were injured.
The video premiering at noon on Tuesday, May 4 will highlight the nine wounded students: Alan Canfora, John Cleary, Thomas Grace, Dean Kahler, Joseph Lewis, Donald Mackenzie, James Russell, Robert Stamps and Douglas Wrentmore.
Alan Canfora will also be honored during the ceremony. He passed away in December at the age of 71 and spent the last 50 years as the primary voice for the May 4 shootings.
"We are committed to the legacy of May 4, 1970, sharing the lessons learned and the importance of this date in history," said Kent State President Todd Diacon. "We remember and honor those who were lost and those whose lives were never the same. The impact of May 4 reverberates beyond our campus, reaching those across the country and around the world."