The My Lai Memorial Exhibit

The Pentagon is spending $63 million dollars to glorify our unnecessary, unjust and immoral military actions in Vietnam and in our continuing wars today. Our Memorial Exhibit honoring the Vietnamese who died in their American War is a strong, anti-war response to the Pentagon’s campaign. Our goal is to travel the country with the My Lai Memorial Exhibit to fulfill the Veterans for Peace mission — to seek justice for veterans and the victims of war, expose the true costs of war and to work for peace.

HONOR

… the tragic impact of our political and military actions on the people of Vietnam though our panels on the My Lai Massacre and the Vietnam War. Experience the Vietnamese as a proud and cultured people with long history of resisting foreign domination. A people who in the midst of the American War were wounded, killed and had their villages, their homes, their livelihood and their social fabric torn apart. Learn how our governmental and military policies and practices developed, nurtured, implemented and then covered-up a campaign that led to the killing of 2 million Vietnamese civilians during the course of this war; a military campaign that allowed and encouraged the atrocity at My Lai, and other mass killings on the ground and from the air with bombs and artillery shells.

SHARE YOUR ART

Engage in a unique and powerful artistic process developed by VFP member/ artist Mac MacDevitt. Give voice to your thoughts and feelings by building a sculptural collage, engage in dialogue, and share your artwork and comments with other participants and on social media.

 

ACT FOR JUSTICE
& PEACE

Ask if the Vietnam war was necessary, just and moral. Ask if we continue to make the same mistakes in our wars today? Wars that cause death, destruction, and floods of refugees, just like in Vietnam. Make amends for the damage Americans caused the Vietnamese people. Renew your commitment to work for peace and social justice in the world today. Explore organizations that are doing remediation work in Vietnam and local initiatives working for social justice.

Photo gallery

TESTIMONIALS

“This exhibit is touching. Brings up so many emotions. We must feel the sorrow and sadness, the outrage and anger and make change happen. Thank you for it all.”

“The power and intensity of this exhibit is so valuable. Thank you for bringing voice to those lost in this atrocity. I am grateful to be able to share the burden of such immeasurable sadness of Vietnam. I hope I may lighten their load by continuing to spread awareness and fight for justice.”

“Thank you Mac and all your co-Veterans for Peace that made this stirring, scary and terrifying, but also this soul-searching memorial — it will stay with me. I hope many will see and learn and change the world for the better.”

“An amazing documentation of some of the most horrendous crimes committed on the people of Vietnam… so important for Americans to know this truth so that we can have a foundation to know better how to think, feel and hopefully act in regard to today’s policies of war by the U.S. government. A very important and concise and thoroughly-covered resource for us all. Thank you… may it be seen by many.”