Category Archive: Vietnam Era

How one woman is honoring the unsung heroes of ‘Operation Babylift’

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Weeks shy of the Fall of Saigon, President Gerald Ford authorized the evacuation of South Vietnamese orphans and displaced children to the United States on April 3, 1975. The effort was called Operation… Continue reading

Why I Read: Engaged to Be Married, A Future Lost

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Joyce Washburn met Dennis “Denny” Lobbezoo in a high school history class in Grand Rapids in 1966. They would do their homework together. He worked at the bowling alley and she would just… Continue reading

War, Grief, Healing: The Wall That Heals tells the story of Vietnam

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Compiled and written by Jason Bain, Senior Collections Curator and Ashley Barnes, Assistant Collections Curator of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection.   The Wall That Heals, VVMF’s half-scale Wall replica and mobile Education Center, has… Continue reading

35 Songs about the Vietnam Era

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Throughout history, music has covered an array of subjects, such as war and peace. There are songs that are more broadly patriotic and songs that highlight critical problems in our country. During the Vietnam War,… Continue reading

35 Movies about the Vietnam War and Era

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War has always impacted society and culture. The Vietnam War, one of the most divisive moments in US history, was no exception. More than 50 years since the Vietnam Era, its legacy and history continues… Continue reading