The public will have an opportunity on Thursday, March 29 to learn about the Vietnam War from those who served. Moraine Park Technical College and Marian University will host two educational presentations put on by the Vietnam Veterans Association, Chapter 351 of Appleton.
The presentations are free and consist of a panel discussion with several Vietnam veterans who will focus on the history, politics, and legacies that were part of the Vietnam experience, as well as their personal recollections. The event will also include an interactive 80-foot traveling display of artifacts, equipment, and memorabilia.
The first session will take place on Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac campus from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and visitors are encouraged to arrive early to view the traveling display and interact with the veterans who served. The second presentation, hosted by Marian University, takes place at the Stayer Center for Executive Learning and Technology beginning with the display at 5pm, followed by the presentation from 6 to 7 p.m. Once more, everyone is encouraged to arrive early to view the traveling display.
Over the last several years, this educational event has traveled to many high schools, colleges, and local events. Over 25,000 students, faculty, and community members have been educated on what took place during the Vietnam War.