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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.
… 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 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.
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