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Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam
  • Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

Based on the book of the same name, this 1987 Emmy Awardwinning HBO documentary features actors and actresses reading actual letters home from men and women serving in the Vietnam War. Bernard Edelman, a Vietnam Veteran who was an Associate Producer of the film and edited the companion book for the New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission, will introduce the screening and take questions afterwards.

A book signing will follow the program. Purchase this book on the day of the event from the National Archives Store and receive a 15% discount (members get 20% off).

This program is presented by the National Archives in collaboration with the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Remembering Vietnam” is presented in part by the Lawrence F. O’Brien Family, Pritzker Military Museum & Library, AARP, FedEx Corporation, and the National Archives Foundation. Additional support provided by the Maris S. Cuneo Foundation, The Eliasberg Family Foundation, Inc., and HISTORY.

Reserve a seat

All public programs at the National Archives are free. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.

Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202.357.5000 in advance.