Veterans For Peace, inspired by Dan's poem is now offering black armbands. To order five, fill out this form and the National Office will send you a package.
Wearing black armbands in opposition to the war gained popularity as a result of an action five students from Des Moines took in 1965. These students wore black arm bands to school to protest America's involvement in the Vietnam War. Those strips of cloth became the subject of a case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Because of those Iowa students, the right of all American students to express their political opinions was strengthened. Read more of the history.