Gordon Thomas Ward – "Four Angels"
About the song
Four Angels: 7:00- Compelled to honor the students who were killed during the Kent State Massacre, I chose to tell this story from the perspective of a 19-year-old National Guard soldier.
“May 4th will mark the 50th anniversary of the Kent State massacre when 4 unarmed students were shot and killed, and 9 others wounded, by national guardsmen. Many of us have seen the photos. It was a turning point. I was 11 at the time and have since felt a need to memorialize the students who died and also remark on the impact it had on the soldiers. "Four Angels" is the result of this need. It's also the song I am most proud of writing to date.”

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