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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1883
AUTHOR: John F. Kerry (1943–)
QUOTATION: The war the soldiers tried to stop.
ATTRIBUTION: JOHN F. KERRY, commenting on how Vietnam would be known to future generations, at rally of antiwar demonstrators, west front of the Capitol, April 24, 1971, as reported by The Evening Star, Washington, D.C., April 26, 1971, p. A–7.

Kerry, a former Navy lieutenant who was the spokesman for Vietnam Veterans Against the War, was elected to the Senate in 1984.
SUBJECTS: Vietnam War