Viet Nam 50 Years After the War

Friday, 18 May 2018, 6:30 pm at the Temporary Quaker Meeting House, 1744 Farmers Loop Road

(at the end of Short Road, the next road northeast of the light at Ballaine Road)

For those who missed it the first time, Alan Batten will report on the Commemoration in Viet Nam of the 50th anniversary of the My Lai Massacre. On March 16, 1968, soldiers from Charlie and Bravo Companies of the Americal Division killed 504 unarmed civilians, mostly women and children, in My Lai and adjacent subhamlets of Son My Village. This past March the Vietnamese held a commemoration at the site, and Alan was there as part of a Veterans For Peace delegation. He will report on the event and give an update on the two legacies of the war (unexploded ordnance and agent orange dioxin contamination) that continue to impact the Vietnamese people.

Sponsored by the Chena Ridge Friends Meeting, Alaska Peace Center and North Star Veterans For Peace and will be held at the Temporary Quaker Meeting House, 1744 Farmers Loop Road (at the end of Short Road, the next road northeast of the light at Ballaine Road).

 

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