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April 1 | Vietnam War Veterans Day

April 1, 2021

March 29th marked Vietnam War Veterans Day. In remembrance of those who served, check out these three documentaries honoring veterans of the Vietnam War.

Last Days in Vietnam
“Last Days in Vietnam” is a documentary that explores the final days of the Vietnam War and an unlikely group of American and South Vietnamese heroes. This film was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Academy Awards. RENT on Prime Video.

The Wall’s Embrace
“The Wall’s Embrace” is a documentary about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and its impact. The documentary captures many different perspectives, from veterans, Gold Star families and even The Wall’s founders. WATCH on KCET.

The Call to Serve: Welcome Home
Originally aired in 1982, the film depicts Vietnam veterans’ reactions to the opening of the National Vietnam War Memorial. “Welcome Home” features interviews with Vietnam veterans sharing their thoughts on the memorial. WATCH on PBS Video Player.

Bonus Recommendation: Take Me Home Huey
Following the journey of a Huey medevac helicopter, “Take Me Home Huey” is an Emmy-winning documentary that is part of an expansive multimedia project. RENT the documentary on Vimeo and LEARN MORE about the project on their website.

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