ONLINE – Remembering the Vietnam War Fifty Years Later

The Vietnam War was one of the most divisive events in recent American memory.

By looking at why America got involved and how events evolved, we can gain valuable insight into the conflict as a whole.

By the end of the war, the desire to bring troops home, free American prisoners of war, and have American forces out of Vietnam were all weighing heavily on the minds of American civilians, military personnel, and politicians.

On January 27, 2023, fifty years after the Paris Peace Accords were signed officially ending the United States involvement in the Vietnam War, the Virginia War Memorial will open a brand new exhibit: 50 Years Beyond: The Vietnam Veteran Experience.

In preparation for this grand opening, we invite you to join Virginia War Memorial Director of Education Jim Triesler as he looks back on the “official” conclusion of the Vietnam War, 50 years after the signing of the Paris Peace Accords. Jim will examines important questions about American involvement, the outcome, and what the last 50 years have meant.

As always, our online programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required.