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Journals - Veterans Day: Honoring Those Who Served
Veterans Day: Honoring Those Who Served Videoconference 
Veterans Day: Honoring Those Who Served Videoconference 
In honor of Veterans Day, CITVC videoconferenced with three Vietnam Veterans through The Virtual School @ Vanderbilt University. Mike, Ed and Joe, all Vietnam Vets, shared their individual stories with us and also discussed the war and war strategy. National politics was also thoroughly highlighted, as well as the treatment of Vietnam vets upon their return to the states.
Some of the books on Vietnam that our presenters recommend to the students: 

We Were Soldiers Once --and Young: Ia Drang The Battle that Changed the War in Vietnam  by General Harold G. Moore and Joseph Galloway
They Marched Into Sunlight   by David Maaniss
Fortunate Son: The Healing of a Vietnam Vet   by  Lewis B. Puler, Jr.
The Long Gray Line: The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966
CITVC read about the history of Veterans Day, reviewed statistics of the Vietnam War, as well as the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and discussed issues related to current veterans. We used these sites:

http://www.vva.org  - website, founded in 1978, the VVA is dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families.
http://vvmf.org - website of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC
http://www.njvvmf.org - website of the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Chris
"This conference was probably one of the most moving conferences I have sat through. The hardships the men faced were unbearable. The lack of national support these incredible people received is shocking."  -Joe
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