Commemoration honors 4 students killed at Kent State 48 years ago

KENT- A special ceremony took place Friday remembering the 4 students who were killed at Kent State University back in 1970.

On May 4, 1970, The National Guard attempted to disperse  anti-war demonstrations. They used tear gas, which some protesters threw back at the soldiers. Eventually, the National Guard opened fire. There were 67 shots in 13 seconds, killing four and wounding nine others.

As part of the 48th annual May 4 Commemoration, Kent State dedicated the site with a plaque, officially recognizing it as a National Historic Landmark.

Later this evening, veteran-journalist Dan Rather is also expected to speak on campus. He spoke earlier in the day to the media. Watch Dave Nethers' report in the video, above, for more.