Even though I am early into my research on the picture that Marc Riboud snapped of Jan Rose Kasmir back in 1967, I am having difficulty finding a lot of information on it. With my research prior to this I have found that Jan Rose Kasmir had not particularly planned very far in advance to attend the March at the Pentagon. Nor do I believe Jan Rose Kasmir had planned to march right up to those soldiers and begin saying what she did. In fact, I think she was quite surprised she was doing it too. In most protests, I do not believe the protesters would ever ask someone who is there to fight against them if needed, to come join them. Jan Rose Kasmir did exactly that, asking those young boys to take a stand with her and fight for what is right.
I believe it would take a brave person to do what Jan Rose Kasmir did in the first place and I do not think I am brave enough to do as she did either. For a 17 year old girl in 1967 to have that kind of bravery is remarkable. Most teenagers today would not even know about any kind of protest on war unless it was right in their faces and they still then would not know exactly what the protest is about.
A piece of information I am trying to find is whether Jan Rose Kasmir ever saw the photo of her published which caused her to become more of a peace activist. I have not been able to find out yet if Jan Rose Kasmir went to any protests and displayed this same type of behavior. Whether this behavior was a one time thing or she did display that behavior at other protests, Marc Riboud captured a beautiful moment of a young woman trying to spread peace.