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About the Film

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's new 10-part, 18-hour documentary series tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. The series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.

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Share Your Story

The Vietnam War: A film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick features stories from a wide variety of perspectives. We want to hear your voice too! If you or a loved one experienced events surrounding the war – whether you were in the military, a protestor, a conscientious objector, a South or North Vietnamese soldier or citizen, or if you feel a connection to the places and people involved in the war – we want to hear your story.

You can share a video where you talk about your experience, upload personal photographs, or even just write a short narrative. You can also call 470-765-8870 and leave a voicemail for us with your abbreviated story.

By sharing your story with GPB, you give GPB permission to share your story publicly on and on state and national social media platforms. Your story may also be featured on GPB’s Two Way Street.

We also invite you to share your story on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #VietnamStoriesPBS


Viewer Submitted Stories

Resources for Educators

A limited number of comprehensive companion teaching materials for The Vietnam War will be distributed in the 2017-2018 academic year, featuring educational DVDs, activity packs, posters, and supplemental resources, through generous funding from Lynda & Stewart Resnick and The Better Angels Society. GPB will provide a select number of Georgia schools with these educational kits. For a chance to be selected, please click here to complete a brief survey.


Additional Resources and Information

The following organizations provide resources for veterans as well as information for individuals wishing to learn more about the war in Vietnam, Vietnamese culture, and the Vietnamese-American community. The listings do not imply an endorsement of "The Vietnam War."

The Wall of Faces
In an effort to further preserve the legacy of those who sacrificed all in Vietnam, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is committed to finding a photo to go with each of the more than 58,000 names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (commonly referred to as The Wall) in Washington, D.C. As of August 1, 2017, there are just over 5,500 faces still missing, 504 of whom are from Georgia. Please visit for more information, and to learn how to submit a photo.

Georgia Department of Veterans Service
The mission of the Georgia Department of Veteran Service is to serve Georgia’s 752,000+ veterans and their families in all matters pertaining to veteran benefits.

The Vietnam Graffiti Project  
The Vietnam Graffiti Project was founded in 1997 by Art & Lee Beltrone after their discovery of Vietnam-era graffiti-covered troopship bunk canvases on the General Nelson M. Walker, located in Virginia’s James River Reserve Fleet.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
The mission of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is to honor and preserve the legacy of service and education all generations about the impact of the Vietnam War.

The Wall That Heals
A half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, the traveling exhibition has visited more than 400 cities and towns throughout the U.S. The Wall That Heals visited Johns Creek, GA in March 2017 and will be on display in Metter, GA in October 2017.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta
A member of Asian  Americans Advancing Justice whose mission is to advance civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.

United Vietnamese Community of Georgia
The mission of UVAC is to enable community development and advancement in the areas of culture, infrastructure, education, and leadership while preserving and promoting the Vietnamese traditions and values.

Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Relations between Vietnam and the U.S. have developed in many areas since the establishment of an Embassy in Washington DC in 1995 including economic, political, security, education, scientific and humanitarian cooperation.

Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association
The AVVBA was founded in 1981 to promote patriotism and sponsor activities of a patriotic nature among the business community; to recognize those who served and honor those who gave their lives in the Vietnam War; to promote the positive image of the Vietnam veteran, their dependents and the widows and orphans of deceased Vietnam veterans.

Vet Centers
Vet Centers across the country provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to combat Veterans and their families. Vet Centers guide Veterans and their families through many of the major adjustments in lifestyle that often occur after a Veteran returns from combat. Services for a Veteran may include individual and group counseling in areas such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), alcohol and drug assessment, and suicide prevention referrals. All services are free of cost and are strictly confidential. There are seven Vet Centers in Georgia.