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Historical events you've been around to see personally
We've all been around to see presidents and such come in and out of office so I'm not inquiring about those.
What have you been around to see that you will remember till the day you die?
I was thinking about this today after I saw a picture of mass military presence at an event.
I'm not impressed when i see a cop or two walking their beat down the street or a soldier or 2 driving down the street but when these two factions are in mass, in formation and adorned in their full gear the presence and performance is an awesome sight to see!
I've been around and had the opportunity to eyewitness 2 events that I'll remember the rest of my days.
One was the LA Riots (Massive looting, beatings, fire setting (the whole city was on fire basically), police presence was slim to none when it first started but as they gradually got things together and called in the National Guard, the chaos was restored. The riot itself was spectacular in nature. The masses ruined an entire city in a matter of days.
The other occassion i had the opportunity to see was the Democratic National Convention in Downtown LA.
Things got out of hand down there and the police came in full riot gear and started shooting rubber bullets at the crowds. They came strolling down the street in formation adorned in their gear by the hundreds. It was very impressive and I even had one cop put his arm out to keep me back as they walked down the street rifles in hand and ready for anything. I was there with my son at the time who was propably only about 4-5 years old and it was a mixture of awe and fear being in the middle of the whole thing.
These 2 historical events i'll remember forever and my son still remembers the DNC.
Just curious to find out what others have witessesed that you'll remember forever.