Saturday, April 26th - New York City -Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square S.)
Sponsored by: Veterans For Peace Iraq Veterans Against the War
Event Website: http://www.stopthesewars.org/full-disclosure-an-honest-commemoration-of-...
The Full Disclosure campaign is a Veterans For Peace effort to speak truth to power and keep alive the antiwar perspective on the American War in Viet Nam. It is a clear alternative to the Department of Defense’s efforts to sanitize and mythologize the U.S. role in the Viet Nam war, legitimizing the continuation of further unnecessary and destructive wars.
President Obama announced a plan, starting in 2012, for a 13-year commemoration funded at $65 million: “As we observe the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War … we pay tribute to the more than 3 million servicemen and women who … pushed through jungles and rice paddies, heat and monsoon, fighting heroically to protect the ideals we hold dear as Americans.” It is what the President and the Department of Defense don’t say that’s significant.
Rather than conducting an honest evaluation to learn from the U.S. intervention in Vietnam, the DoD is promoting an ex post facto justification of the war without acknowledging the terrible destruction and damage done to the Vietnamese people and land.