A Minnesota PBS Initiative

About the Initiative

The Vietnam War defined a generation. It changed the lives of people who fought in it and who fought against it.
It’s time to remember, honor and understand.


From Worthington to St. Paul to the Iron Range and everywhere in between, Minnesota is home to a generation that experienced the Vietnam War firsthand. And we remember.

We remember humid jungles, heart-wrenching knocks on doors, the nightly news, the music… We remember each of the 365 days in ‘Nam and the moment we arrived back in “The World.” We remember the protest against a war that divided a nation, and harrowing escapes to a foreign world called Minnesota. What do you remember?


Share Your Story


In addition to regional story gathering for the digital Story Wall, each MN PBS station has undertaken unique strategies – original production, outreach, events, and educational efforts, and more – to support the initiative. Click on the stations below to learn more about our individual efforts in this truly statewide endeavor.

We are grateful to the following funders for their generous support.


Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment | Mark & Mary Davis Foundation | K.A.H.R. Foundation
Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation | Ameriprise Financial
The Hognander Foundation | Benton Telecommunications Foundation
The Dick and Joyce McFarland Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation | WETA
Betsy and Frank Russomanno | Kathleen A. Stack


Vision Maker Media


AARP – Twin Cities | Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs |
Hmong Village Shopping Center | AK Equity Group, LLC |
Hmong Home Health Care, Inc. | JB Vang Partners
Minnesota Hmong Chamber of Commerce | United Hmong Family, Inc.
And the Minnesota Hmong Community



Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment | Mark & Mary Davis Foundation |
Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation | DAV
1968 Exhibit at the Minnesota History Center | Xcel Energy

We thank the following community organizations for linking arms with us to help build deeper understanding about the lasting impact of the Vietnam War.


1st Marines
Air America Association
American Legion
Arlington Hills Community Center in St. Paul
Bayport American Legion
Blaine High School
Bemidji VA Clinic
Center for Asian Pacific Minnesotans
Center for Hmong Arts and Talent
Center for Hmong Studies at Concordia University
Chanhassen Library
Charles Lindbergh House and Museum
City of Bloomington
Commander’s Task Force
County Veteran Service Officers
Disabled American Veterans
The Floating Library
HomeFront Resource Center
Immigrant Stories – University of Minnesota
Macalester College
MacPhail Center for Music
Mill City Singers
Metropolitan Library Service Agency
Minneapolis VA Healthcare System
Minnesota Council for Social Studies
Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
Minnesota Humanities Center
Minnesota Historical Society
Minnesota History Theatre
Minnesota Hmong Community
Minnesota Military Museum
Minnesota Military Radio
Minnesota National Guard
Minnesota State Capitol
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Minnesota West
Minors, Inc.
Military Action Group
National History Day MN
Northtown Library in Blaine
Northwestern Health Sciences
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Plymouth Public Library
Prior Lake Library
The Richard I Bong Veterans Historical Center
Robert Trail Library in Rosemount
Roseville Library
Saint Louis County Historical Society
The SEAD Project
SGU Veterans and Families of USA Inc.
Southdale Library in Edina
St. Cloud Great River Regional Library
St. PA VA Healthcare System
St. Paul Vet Center
Stillwater Public Library
South Dakota Humanities Commission
The Telling Project
University of Minnesota
University of St. Thomas
Veterans for Peace Chapter 27
Vietnam Veterans of America
Vietnam Veterans Helicopter Association
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
Vietnamese Community of Minnesota
Wings of the North Air Museum
and our Minnesota Remembers Vietnam Advisory Task Force


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