Grant Spotlight: “Vietnam War: Lessons and Legacies”
Humanities Nebraska supported the University of Nebraska Omaha’s two-day symposium, “Vietnam War: Lessons and Legacies.”
HN sponsored discussion of the lessons and legacies of a war that changed America and continues to affect our policies today. Experts, veterans, and local leaders considered the war from a variety of perspectives: from the view of the once-young soldiers, of the defiant society, of the military, of the Vietnamese.
Hundreds of guests listened to local veterans as they dis-cussed the meaning, leadership, and responsibility they had found in the war.
“We’re not here to glorify what happened,” moderator Don Clarke said. “We’re here to understand what it was like and how it changed our lives.”