Exhibition features anti-war-in-Vietnam campaigns of US veterans
A special exhibition titled “Waging Peace – American Soldiers and Veterans opposing the War in Viet Nam” opened at the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City on March 19th.
Cutting-ribbon ceremony. (Photo: VNA)
The event is part of the activities to mark the 45th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords (January 27th, 1973-2018) and the 50th anniversary of the 1968 My Lai massacre in Quang Ngai province (March 16th).
Jointly held by the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO), Peace and Development Foundation, and the U.S.-based organisation Veterans for Peace (VFP), the event is displaying 80 posters, photos, and newspaper 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 U.S. has been improved and developed across all fields.
At the exhibition, Nguyen Van Manh, HUFO Vice Chairman and General Secretary, said Vietnam – U.S. relations have grown stronger in the past 20 years via friendly exchange programmes of politicians, scholars, veterans, and students of the two countries.
A large number of U.S. veterans have returned to Vietnam to take part in local charity programmes and helped promote understanding about Vietnamese people and culture in their home country, he added.
The exhibition lasts until April 15th./.
The exhibition attracts numerous foreign visitors. (Photo: VNA)
Veteran Paul Cox stands next to his own picture taken when he took part in a campaign supporting peace for Vietnam. He once fought in Vietnam in 1969 – 1970. (Photo: VNA)