Exhibition recalls Americans’ opposition for US war in Vietnam

Monday, 2018-03-19 16:17:59
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The exhibition attracts numerous foreign visitors. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO – An exhibition, titled ‘Waging Peace: US Soldiers and Veterans Who Opposed America’s War in Vietnam’, officially opened at the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, on March 19.

The event is part of the activities to mark the 45th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords (January 27, 1973-2018) and the 50th anniversary of the 1968 My Lai massacre in Quang Ngai province (March 16).

The exhibition features 80 photos, posters and articles covering the US soldiers and veterans who actively joined in with movements and campaigns for ending the war and restoring peace in Vietnam.

Through the event, the organising board aims to send a message of peace and affirm that the relationship between Vietnam and the US has been improved and developed across all fields.

Vice President and General Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO) Nguyen Van Manh said that, in the 20 years since the normalisation of diplomatic relations between the two countries, numerous American veterans have returned to Vietnam for reconciliations, healing the wounds of war and joining humanitarian activities.

The exhibition, co-organised by HUFO, the City's Peace and Development Foundation, the US Veterans for Peace (VFP) and the War Remnants Museum, will run until April 15.