DC Member Launches Vietnam War-Era book on Veterans Day

Starting November 11th, you have the chance to experience the Vietnam War-era GI anti-war movement as told through a new book co-edited by NWU-DC member Barbara Doherty.

Waging Peace in Vietnam: U.S. Soldiers and Veterans Who Opposed the War includes includes first-person accounts by those who protested and resisted from within the military, and by activists who supported them. You will also find essays by prominent historians.

You can attend the book launch on Monday Nov. 11th at 5 p.m. Point your GPS to the GWU Elliott School of International Studies located at 1957 E St. NW, Washington, DC.

Speakers will include journalist Seymour Hersh, who was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his exclusive disclosure of the Vietnam War tragedy at the hamlet of My Lai. A panel of resisters will join him.

“To be in a military unit and oppose a war that had the blessing of one American president after another took extraordinary courage—the kind that was displayed by only a few in the Congress and, sad to say, by not many more in the media. The men and women who spoke out, often at great cost, during the immoral and unnecessary war in Vietnam are voices that need to be heard again and again, as they are in Waging Peace in Vietnam.”

— Seymour Hersh

The book is based on an exhibit also called Waging Peace in Vietnam: U.S. Soldiers and Veterans Who Opposed the War, which that will be on view from Nov. 11 – Dec. 12 at the Elliott School. Visit www.WagingPeaceInVietnam.com to learn more and see a schedule of exhibit events.

Image Credit: Waging Peace in Vietnam