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?


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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 H. McFarland Family 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.


Minnesota Remembers Vietnam Advisory Task Force
Minnesota Humanities Center
Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

1st Battalion, 1stMarines
Air America Association
American Legion
Arlington Hills Community Center in St. Paul
Bayport American Legion
Blaine High School
Bemidji VA Clinic
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon- Austin
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
City of Bloomington Vietnam Veterans 50th Commemorative Partners
Commander’s Task Force
Concordia University St. Paul
County Veteran Service Officers
Disabled American Veterans
Elbow Lake Library
The Fabulous Armadillos
The Floating Library
Hibbing Memorial Building in Duluth
The Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead
HomeFront Resource Center
Immigrant Stories – University of Minnesota
Macalester College
MacPhail Center for Music
Marshall Library
McGough Construction Co.
Mill City Singers
Metropolitan Library Service Agency
Minneapolis VA Healthcare System
Minnesota Council for Social Studies
Minnesota Historical Society
Minnesota History Theatre
Minnesota Hmong Community
Minnesota Military Museum
Minnesota Military Radio
Minnesota National Guard
Minnesota Patriot Guard
Minnesota State Capitol
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Minors, Inc.
Military Action Group
Mission of Honor Gold Start Paddle
The Moving Wall- Princeton, MN
National History Day MN- MN Historical Society
Northern Lights Conference Center in Walker
Northtown Library in Blaine
Northwestern Health Sciences University
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
The Patriot Guard
Plymouth Public Library
Prior Lake Library
The Red River Valley Vietnam Veterans Group
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. Cloud VA Healthcare System
St. Paul Fire Department
St. Paul Vet Center
Stillwater Public Library
South Dakota Humanities Council
Southwest Minnesota State University
The Telling Project
The Traveling Wall- Mower County Fairgrounds
University of Minnesota- Twin Cities
University of St. Thomas
The Vet Center- Fargo
Veterans for Peace Chapter 27
Vietnam Veterans of America
Vietnam Veterans Helicopter Pilots Association- Midwest Chapter
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
Vietnamese Community of Minnesota
Walker American Legion Post #134
Wings of the North Air Museum


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