Vietnam War commemoration

H-PAD joined with the Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee (VPCC) and the Veterans for Peace is cosponsoring and publicizing events and conferences related to the 50th anniversary of the My Lai massacre in March 1968.   The VPCC is challenging the Pentagon’s mandate to present the history of the Vietnam War to the public.  Contributing to this effort is peace history website essay on the Vietnam War and the antiwar movement.  Two H-PAD Steering Committee members, Ellen Schrecker and James Swarts, traveled to Vietnam with a Veterans for Peace delegation and attended the Memorial Observation in My Lai on March 16.   (See March 2018 blog posts.)