The Vietnam War: Voices from the Bay

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Share your storyThe Vietnam War was a turning point for the United States, the Vietnamese, and the citizens of both countries. For Floridians who participated, protested, or escaped, their memories remain especially clear. “The Vietnam War: Voices from the Bay” focuses on those who fought, those who continued battling on the home front, and those who call it the most significant experience of their lives. We’ll hear from home town heroes from the Bay Area who were shot down and others who survived years of combat. Many weren’t welcomed home, and are dealing with the traumatic effects of the war years later. For thousands of Floridians, Vietnam was the issue that forced them to take a stand.

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Retired Officers’ Corporation at Freedom Plaza

Production Credits: THE VIETNAM WAR is a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Written by Geoffrey C.  Ward.  Produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns.

Funding Credits: Funding provided by: Bank of America; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; PBS; David H. Koch; The Blavatnik Family Foundation; Park Foundation; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; National Endowment for the Humanities; The Pew Charitable Trusts; Ford Foundation Just Films; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; and Members of The Better Angels Society: Jonathan & Jeannie Lavine, Diane & Hal Brierley, Amy & David Abrams, John & Catherine Debs, Fullerton Family Charitable Fund, The Montrone Family, Lynda & Stewart Resnick, The Golkin Family Foundation, The Lynch Foundation, The Roger & Rosemary Enrico Foundation, Richard S. & Donna L. Strong Foundation, Bonnie & Tom McCloskey, Barbara K. & Cyrus B. Sweet III, The Lavender Butterfly Fund