"NO event in American HISTORY is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now."
AMERICA - ITS TIME TO RISE-UP AND ACKNOWLEDGE OUR VIETNAM VETERANS
It's time for our CITIZENS to step up and acknowledge all that our Vietnam veterans have done for this country. We, as a nation, have, through the sacrifice of our veterans and military members, incurred a solemn obligation to support them in every way possible now and into the future. We must remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we must remember those who were prepared to make that ultimate sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty. Most of all, we must remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble but forgotten war. We must embrace the heroes of Vietnam; their dedication and sacrifice must never be forgotten and the promises made to this nation’s heroes must be fully and faithfully honored - this program is for them.
OUR PROGRAMS BACK TO VIETNAM
Return to Vietnam Initiative vindicates the timeless principles of peace and justice in the world by raising awareness of the selfless courage all Vietnam war veterans exercised when they were called to duty, in hopes that future generations will recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the allies of the United States during the Vietnam War and to never forget their sacrifices or those who were left behind.
Our momentous programs back to Veteran will be used:
- To provide veterans of Vietnam with the opportunity to revisit their past fields of battle, thereby gaining closure and putting to rest some of the memories they have wrestled with for decades;
- To provide the essential tools to help encourage and promote peace and reconciliation by connecting Allied soldiers with former NVA soldiers and local citizens through various educational initiatives developed by the Foundation;
- To educate youth and future generations about the meaning of duty, honor and sacrifice, as was defined and defended by these veteran’s many decades ago;
- To provide a platform for veterans to share their stories which will serve to accomplish goals 1, 2 and 3 that will help bridge the intergenerational gap throughout the world to honor and remember the 58,220 Americans that paid the ultimate sacrifice.