Vietnam Stories: Then and Now
August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Register online or call 724.941.9430 #1.
In March of this year, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, members of the Veterans Breakfast Club—including seven Vietnam veterans–embarked on a two-week guided tour of Vietnam highlighting the battle zones of the war, while also exploring Vietnam’s history and natural beauty. Todd DePastino, Executive Director of the Breakfast Club, will offer us some insight into the history of Vietnam and share some experiences of his recent trip. You will learn:
- The first question Vietnamese people ask an American
- Why some young Vietnamese thanked us for the “American War”
- What it was like for our veterans to meet their former battlefield enemies
The Peters Township Library Foundation in partnership with the library has filmed and produced a selection of “Vietnam Memories” to delve more deeply into the experiences of local Vietnam veterans and the recollections of local residents. These videos will be playing in our lobby the week of August 20. You can also watch them anytime on the library’s YouTube channel or on Comcast Channel 7/Verizon Channel 38. Check local listings. Special thanks to Jim McNutt and Diane Lioon for their commitment to making this project a reality.