Exhibition features anti-war-in-Vietnam campaigns of US veterans

A special exhibition titled “Waging Peace – American Soldiers and Veterans opposing the War in Viet Nam” opened at the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City on March 19.

Jointly held by the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO), Peace and Development Foundation, and the US-based organisation Veterans for Peace (VFP), the event is displaying 80 posters, photos, and newspaper articles on past campaigns to end the war in Vietnam by US soldiers and veterans.

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Veteran Paul Cox stands next to his own picture taken when he took part in a campaign supporting peace for Vietnam. He once fought in Vietnam in 1969 – 1970. 
At the exhibition, Nguyen Van Manh, HUFO Vice Chairman and General Secretary, said Vietnam – US relations have grown stronger in the past 20 years via friendly exchange programmes of politicians, scholars, veterans, and students of the two countries.

A large number of US veterans have returned to Vietnam to take part in local charity programmes and helped promote understanding about Vietnamese people and culture in their home country, he added.

The exhibition lasts until April 15.

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