Fighting War With Flowers
Marc Riboud, award-winning photographer, captured this image titled La Jeune Fille a la Fleur, which showcases a young woman, Jane Rose Kasmir, placing a flower in the bayonet of a Pentagon guard on October 21st, 1967. This photo became one of the symbols of the Flower Power movement.
The Flower Power movement was a movement of non-violence. Those who played a part in the protests of 1967 were against the Vietnam War and wanted to use peace to make their ideas clear. They often gave flowers to the officers who surrounded their protests. Some took them, while others did not.