Vietnam Veterans Memorial Service

Military officials, Vietnam veterans and their families and others gathered at the Vietnam Memorial Wall to honor all veterans of the… read more

Military officials, Vietnam veterans and their families and others gathered at the Vietnam Memorial Wall to honor all veterans of the Vietnam War. Phan Thi Kim Phuc, who appeared naked and terrified in an AP photograph in 1972 after her village was destroyed by incendiary bombs dropped from South Korean aircraft, spoke at the event. In her brief remarks she stated, “If I could talk face to face with the pilot who dropped the bomb, I would tell him we cannot change history but we should try to do things for the present and for the future to promote peace.” The ceremony concluded with the laying of several wreaths and the playing of taps. close

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Service

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Program ID:
76720-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 11, 1996
Last Aired:
Nov 17, 1996

Airing Details

  • Nov 11, 1996 | 6:20pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 11, 1996 | 10:17pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 12, 1996 | 1:16am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 12, 1996 | 5:32am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 16, 1996 | 9:46pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 17, 1996 | 12:45am EST | C-SPAN 1
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