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Story Guide

Veterans. Families. Protesters. Refugees. The Vietnam War left an indelible mark on millions of people. You have a story to tell.
You can share right here on this website by using the form below.

The Story Wall is a part of MINNESOTA REMEMBERS VIETNAM, a statewide initiative aimed at inspiring Minnesotans to remember and share stories, recognize bravery, express their reasons for dissent, and foster understanding around the lasting impact of war.

TIPS FOR SHARING A COMPELLING STORY

MAKE IT PERSONAL
Consider the question: How has Vietnam impacted your life? Describe how you felt – not just the facts. Share personal anecdotes and perceptions in a conversational tone. And weave in the specific details about an experience, person, place, or thing – that way, you allow others to better imagine your story.

KEEP IT SHORT
We’re looking for concise, personal stories that effectively highlight a meaningful experience that made a lasting impact on you during or after the Vietnam War. If you’re sharing video or audio, please try to keep it to around 3 to 5 minutes in length.

ADD MEDIA TO YOUR STORY
Enhance your story by adding a variety of media, including video, photos, or audio. Get creative. Letters, maps, sketches, journal pages, documents, and photos of mementos from the Vietnam War era are also great storytelling tools.

QUALITY
The best stories will include high-resolution images. Audio and video recordings should be created in a quiet environment, free of background noises and distractions.

TONE OF RESPECT
This is a safe space for everyone to share, honor, and reflect.

THE RULES
Please familiarize yourself with our Submission Terms and Conditions, which you must agree to before submitting your story to us. We reserve the right to exclude stories that violate our policies and that don’t fit the tone of our collection.

What if I want to edit my story?
Use the unique URL that you receive via email after you submit a story to edit it.

Download the full Story Guide PDF here

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READY TO SUBMIT YOUR STORY?

Contact Information * Required

First name, last name, and email address will not be shared publicly.

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Your Story

Need inspiration? Not sure where to start? Read our Story Guide above.

Enhance the impact of your story by adding at least one photo. We will prioritize adding stories that include visual media. If you need help with media, please contact us.

Please note: stories will be posted as received. Please proofread your story before submitting.

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Drag and drop files here, or click to upload files. You can upload audio, video, document or image files.

Copy and paste your
YouTube ID.

YouTube ID

Maximum audio or video size: 100MB
Need help? Have a bigger file? Please contact us.

Maximum image size: 10MB

Primary Location During Vietnam War

Story Subject

Which one best describes the point of view of the story you are submitting?

Military Service Details

Story & Communication Settings

Story Permissions

Once submitted, your story will be sent to our team to publish. You will receive an email with a link to your story when it has been posted. We usually post stories within a week of receiving them.

Please complete the required fields above and re-submit.

Please allow your uploads to finish before submitting.

Contact Us

The best way to share your story is with the form above. However, you can also share via:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 651.229.1194

Your story has successfully been submitted!

You will receive a confirmation email with additional details.

Please help us find

Minnesota's untold Vietnam War stories

by sharing this project with your family & friends!

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