Free Community Screening Nov 9
Free Community Screening of Remembering: The Vietnam War
Thursday, November 9 at 6pm at the Richard I Bong Center in Superior, WI
“Combat, Pt.1” - 30 minutes
“Combat and After Pt.2” - 30 minutes
Coffee & Conversation following
The event is free and open to the public.
Vietnam Veterans from the Northland Share Their Personal Stories In Their Own Words
They were young, half a world away from home, and at war...
Northland Vietnam Veterans Share Their Personal Stories
The Richard I Bong Veterans Historical Center and WDSE • WRPT Public Television are hosting a community screening of the station’s local 2-part documentary Vietnam-Remembering in honor of Veterans Day. Following the screening will be an opportunity for sharing and discussion facilitated by producer Juli Kellner and others involved in the project.
The Vietnam War was the most divisive conflict in American history since the Civil War. Even 50 years later, there are still open wounds that require healing. By hearing stories born in the Vietnam War we gain a deeper understanding about its impact on an entire generation and its lessons for today. WDSE • WRPT worked in collaboration with area veteran’s organizations, community partners and the statewide Minnesota Public Television Association to find untold powerful local stories of those impacted by Vietnam War. “It was an honor to sit down with our Vietnam veterans and hear their memories of war. Their interviews are candid and profound, and something we can all learn from.” stated producer Juli Kellner.
Both episodes feature Vietnam veterans from the area including Superior, Duluth, Hibbing and Cloquet. Also included are highlights from the emotional event “The Wall That Heals” visit to Superior’s Barkers Island Festival Park this past summer. Hosted by Halvor Lines, the wall is a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile education center.