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Moorhead 'The Vietnam War' Documentary Screenings & Discussion

MSU Moorhead
CMU 205
1104 7th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Though the conflict in Southeast Asia came to an end, the lasting impact of war resonates through generations. Join us as we view segments of “The Vietnam War,” a PBS documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Facilitated discussions will follow the screenings.

Please note: Sensitive content and challenging subjects surrounding the conflict in Vietnam and Southeast Asia will be viewed and discussed during these events. We recognize the difficulty of viewing and discussing these topics encourage you to consider this before attending. Please participate as you are able; we welcome both active contribution and quiet reflection.

https://www.mnstate.edu/minnesota-remembers/events.aspx


The People's Protectors Premiere Event

5:30 to 9 p.m.

Location:
Twin Cities PBS
172 East 4th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101

We invite you to attend the free premiere of THE PEOPLE’S PROTECTORS, a TPT Original documentary aimed at fostering a deeper understand about the enduring legacy of the Vietnam War in the Native American community. Producer Leya Hale will be in attendance as well as the four veterans featured in the film for a panel discussion following the film.

Food and beverages will be served.

Schedule
5:30 pm – Doors Open & Refreshments
7:00 pm – Screening of The People’s Protectors begins
8:15 pm – Q & A with filmmaker and film participants
9:00 pm – Event Ends

About The People’s Protectors:

Four Native American Vietnam War veterans reflect on the agony of war and how their communities helped them carry their warrior legacy proudly. From the Marine Corps to the Navy to the US Army veterans Valerie Barber, Art Owen, Sandy White Hawk, Vince Beyl, and civilian eyapaha (announcer) Jerry Dearly recall their memories of one of the most controversial wars in United States history. Even as they struggled with their relationship to the United States government from genocidal policies and government oppression; the Dakota, Lakota, and Ojibwe warriors still felt compelled to honor their duty to their people as Akichita | Ogichidaag | Warriors, as protectors of the people. A lifetime later, these soldiers meet us in the studio as they begin to tell their stories.

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What's Goin' On? - Songs From the Vietnam War Era

Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
501 West 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317

Dinner – 6:00 pm
; Show – 8:00 pm

Ticket Prices:
Dinner & Show:  $55
Show-Only:  $40

Presented by The Fabulous Armadillos- The revolutionary music of the ’60s and early ’70s served as a touchstone to home for the American troops of the Vietnam War.  Everything from Rock, Pop, Blues, Soul, Psychedelic & Country became an escape from the high-tension daily life of a soldier.

Kick off Veterans Day weekend with the Fabulous Armadillos!  The ‘Dillos and some extra special guests will present the contributions of artists like Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, Janis Joplin, The Animals, Bob Dylan, Crosby Stills Nash & Young and the many more who reflected this highly politicized era with their music.

This event is presented by Homefront Resource Center, one of the six recipients of a Minnesota Remembers Vietnam Host Community grant- a partnership of the Minnesota Humanities Center and TPT – Twin Cities PBS.

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 Healing Warriors: Our Stories

Moorhead State University
Gaede Stage
1104 7th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563
Campus Map

7:30 p.m.

For veterans who have experienced horrific trauma, personal tragedy or moral injury during their time spent in service to our country, re-integrating into daily life can be challenging. It is the belief of many that veterans sharing their real, lived experiences is a vital part of re-integrating back into one’s community. Unfortunately, those who have never served often have great difficulty understanding and supporting those who have.

Join us as we build a bridge between our veterans and our community, in all its diversity, to truly listen and begin the process of understanding and healing. This event will provide an opportunity for veterans to share their stories through visual art forms, written word and oral storytelling, and for non-veterans to learn from them.

This event is recommended for those 18 years and older.

The event is sponsored by Minnesota State University Moorhead, Minnesota Remembers Vietnam, Fargo Department of Veterans Affairs, Warrior Words, and MSUM Veterans Club.

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What's Goin' On? - Songs From the Vietnam War Era

Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
501 West 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317

Dinner – 6:00 pm
; Show – 8:00 pm

Ticket Prices:
Dinner & Show:  $55
Show-Only:  $40

Presented by The Fabulous Armadillos- The revolutionary music of the ’60s and early ’70s served as a touchstone to home for the American troops of the Vietnam War.  Everything from Rock, Pop, Blues, Soul, Psychedelic & Country became an escape from the high-tension daily life of a soldier.

Kick off Veterans Day weekend with the Fabulous Armadillos!  The ‘Dillos and some extra special guests will present the contributions of artists like Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, Janis Joplin, The Animals, Bob Dylan, Crosby Stills Nash & Young and the many more who reflected this highly politicized era with their music.

This event is presented by Homefront Resource Center, one of the six recipients of a Minnesota Remembers Vietnam Host Community grant- a partnership of the Minnesota Humanities Center and TPT – Twin Cities PBS.

RSVP To Event

What's Goin' On? - Songs From the Vietnam War Era

Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
501 West 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317

Dinner – 6:00 pm
; Show – 8:00 pm

Ticket Prices:
Dinner & Show:  $55
Show-Only:  $40

Presented by The Fabulous Armadillos- The revolutionary music of the ’60s and early ’70s served as a touchstone to home for the American troops of the Vietnam War.  Everything from Rock, Pop, Blues, Soul, Psychedelic & Country became an escape from the high-tension daily life of a soldier.

Kick off Veterans Day weekend with the Fabulous Armadillos!  The ‘Dillos and some extra special guests will present the contributions of artists like Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, Janis Joplin, The Animals, Bob Dylan, Crosby Stills Nash & Young and the many more who reflected this highly politicized era with their music.

This event is presented by Homefront Resource Center, one of the six recipients of a Minnesota Remembers Vietnam Host Community grant- a partnership of the Minnesota Humanities Center and TPT – Twin Cities PBS.

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Veteran's Day Event with Dragon Athletics

MSU Moorhead
1104 7th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563
Campus Map

Football – Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 | 1 p.m. | SCHEELS Field

Men’s Basketball – Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 | 5 p.m. | Nemzek Fieldhouse

Thank you for your service! All active duty military personnel and veterans will receive a free ticket to the Saturday, Nov. 10 MSUM football and men’s basketball games by presenting their military ID. The football game versus St. Cloud State University kicks off at 1 p.m. on SCHEELS Field. Men’s Basketball tips off at 5 p.m. in Nemzek Fieldhouse. The Dragons play Dickinson State University.


Stories from Veteran Voices Award Recipients

MN Military Museum’s 2018-19 Vietnam War Roundtable 

Concordia University’s Buetow Music Center
300 Hamline Avenue North
St Paul, MN 55104
MAP

7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free, No reservation needed

The Veterans’ Voices Award, annually hosted by the Minnesota Humanities Center, honors actively engaged former and current military service members in Minnesota who are making outstanding community contributions. Awardees are recognized in two categories, “On the Rise” (ages 40 and younger) and “Legacy”
(ages 41 and older). The November Roundtable is their chance to personally share stories of their service.

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This program is a collaboration between Twin Cities PBS, the Minnesota Military Museum, and Concordia University


Moorhead 'The Vietnam War' Documentary Screenings & Discussion

MSU Moorhead
CMU 205
1104 7th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Campus Map

Though the conflict in Southeast Asia came to an end, the lasting impact of war resonates through generations. Join us as we view segments of “The Vietnam War,” a PBS documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Facilitated discussions will follow the screenings.

Please note: Sensitive content and challenging subjects surrounding the conflict in Vietnam and Southeast Asia will be viewed and discussed during these events. We recognize the difficulty of viewing and discussing these topics encourage you to consider this before attending. Please participate as you are able; we welcome both active contribution and quiet reflection.

https://www.mnstate.edu/minnesota-remembers/events.aspx


Marine Reconnaissance Units

MN Military Museum’s 2018-19 Vietnam War Roundtable 

Concordia University’s Buetow Music Center
300 Hamline Avenue North
St Paul, MN 55104
MAP

7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free, No reservation needed

Veterans of the 1st and 3rd Marine Reconnaissance Battalions will discuss how when and why they entered the Marines, how and why they were assigned to these elite units, their training and preparation for combat, and their small unit missions deep within enemy controlled territory. What were their experiences, options, and attitudes when the time came to reenter the civilian world?

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This program is a collaboration between Twin Cities PBS, the Minnesota Military Museum, and Concordia University


Navy Destroyer Operations off the coast of Vietnam in the South China Sea and in the wider Cold War in the Pacific

MN Military Museum’s 2018-19 Vietnam War Roundtable 

Concordia University’s Buetow Music Center
300 Hamline Avenue North
St Paul, MN 55104
MAP

7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free, No reservation needed

A Navy Chaplain, a sailor working below decks in the engine room, and a sailor manning one of the destroyer’s guns and others will discuss their entry into the Navy, their training and their service on destroyers. Topics will include day-to-day running of the ships and life on the ships, providing Naval gunfire support to ground troops during the Easter Offensive, supporting aircraft carrier operations, tracking Soviet submarines across the Pacific, and ministering to the spiritual needs of the crews of multiple ships. One sailor will discuss his experiences with a CBS News team that was imbedded on his ship and produced a documentary based on their time on the ship. Veterans will discuss their return to the civilian world and subsequent lives and attitudes.

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This program is a collaboration between Twin Cities PBS, the Minnesota Military Museum, and Concordia University


Hair

MSU Moorhead
Hansen Theatre
1104 7th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563
Campus Map
7:30 p.m.

 

Hair celebrates the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. To an infectiously energetic rock beat, the show wows audiences with songs like “Aquarius,” “Good Morning, Starshine,” “Hair,” “I Got Life,” and “Let The Sun Shine.” Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, Hair remains relevant as ever as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world.

https://www.mnstate.edu/minnesota-remembers/events.aspx

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Vietnam War 360

MN Military Museum’s 2018-19 Vietnam War Roundtable 

Concordia University’s Buetow Music Center
300 Hamline Avenue North
St Paul, MN 55104
MAP

7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free, No reservation needed

Drawing upon speakers with very different experiences, the remarks by special guests – veteran, refugee, activist, conscientious objector, gold star family member – explore the war from many sides and expands on last year’s Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Vietnam War documentary.

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This program is a collaboration between Twin Cities PBS, the Minnesota Military Museum, and Concordia University


Women Nurses in the Vietnam

MN Military Museum’s 2018-19 Vietnam War Roundtable 

Concordia University’s Buetow Music Center
300 Hamline Avenue North
St Paul, MN 55104
MAP

7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free, No reservation needed

Approximately nine thousand U.S. military nurses served in Vietnam during the U.S.- Vietnam war. Though women did not serve in combat, nurses encountered the consequences of war on a daily basis as they cared for its casualties — military and civilian, American and Vietnamese. Like so many other Vietnam veterans, they struggled with their wartime experiences once they returned home. The fact that they were women veterans added another layer of difficulty to their readjustment, however. The assumption was that all veterans were men. In Minnesota, a handful of nurses who had served in Vietnam banded together as sister veterans and offered each other the help, support, and recognition that no one else had. Join Dr. Kim Heikkila for a discussion of nurses’ experiences during and after the war, with a special focus on this unique group from Minnesota.

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This program is a collaboration between Twin Cities PBS, the Minnesota Military Museum, and Concordia University


Reporting on the War – Impact of the News Media

MN Military Museum’s 2018-19 Vietnam War Roundtable 

Concordia University’s Buetow Music Center
300 Hamline Avenue North
St Paul, MN 55104
MAP

7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free, No reservation needed

Don Shelby, a Vietnam War veteran who went on to become prominent news anchor in the Twin Cities, will reflect on his own experiences and take a broader look at the news media’s impact on public opinion at home and the feelings of service men and women overseas.

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This program is a collaboration between Twin Cities PBS, the Minnesota Military Museum, and Concordia University


'Picturing Nam' National Archives Exhibition

April 17 – May 25, 2019 

Moorhead State University
Art Gallery
1104 7th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563
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Photographs are a powerful part of our collective memory of the Vietnam War. Many of the iconic photographs were taken by photojournalists working for newspapers, magazines or wire services. But there were also military photographers in Vietnam serving in our armed forces. They took thousands of photographs that covered every aspect of the conflict — photographs that are now part of our National Archives.

Their assignments sent them everywhere: the jungles and swamps, forward bases, hospital ships, rivers and air bases. Unsanitized and uncensored, these indelible images give an intimate and ground up view of the war and those who fought it.

Picturing Nam focuses on three photographic themes: landscapes, objects and faces.


The Minnesota Connection to the Battle of Soui Tre

MN Military Museum’s 2018-19 Vietnam War Roundtable 

Concordia University’s Buetow Music Center
300 Hamline Avenue North
St Paul, MN 55104
MAP

7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free, No reservation needed

In 1966 a significant number of Minnesota men entered the army together, trained together, deployed to Vietnam together, were assigned together in units of the 25th and 4th Infantry Divisions, and found themselves fighting together in the bloody Battle of Soui Tre in March of 1967. The Fire Support Base at Soui Tre was commanded by then Lieutenant Colonel Jack Vessey, a Minnesotan, who received the nation’s second highest award for valor at Soui Tre and went on to become the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation’s highest ranking military officer during the Reagan Administration. Major General Rick Nash, the recently retired Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard, will give a brief overview of his extensive knowledge of General Vessey’s leadership skills. Retired Army Chaplain Colonel John Morris will give an overview of the battle based on his research for the book he is writing on General Vessey, and numerous veterans of Soui Tre will discuss their varied participation in the battle.

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This program is a collaboration between Twin Cities PBS, the Minnesota Military Museum, and Concordia University


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