The Vietnam War by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

WJCT and our community partners:

AARP • City of Jacksonville, Military and Veterans Department • Community Hospice Veterans Partnership • Caregiver Coalition of Northeast Florida • Florida Veterans Programs and Projects • Jacksonville Public Library • Riverside Presbyterian Church • Special Forces Association Chapter 88 • Vietnam Veterans Association Chapter 1046

are proud to present a variety of engagement opportunities around the national broadcast of The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

Calendar of Events

  • September 6 – Screening/Discussion at Flagler College with Dr. Michael Butler
    For more information and RSVP/tickets CLICK HERE.
  • September 11 – Special Vietnam Era edition of Route 66 on 89.9FM at 10pm
  • September 12 – Fundraising reception for Special Forces Chapter 88 and Screening/Discussion
    For more information and RSVP/tickets CLICK HERE.
  • September 12 – Screening/Discussion with SFA Chapter 88, CLICK HERE to reserve your seat
  • September 13 – Special Vietnam Era edition of Blues Horizon on 89.9FM at 11pm
  • September 17 – “They Were Our Fathers” on WJCT 7.1 at 7pm
  • September 17 – “American Medevac” on WJCT 7.1 at 11pm
  • September 18 – “Jeremiah” on WJCT 7.1 at 11pm
  • September 17-21 – “The Vietnam War” Parts 1-5, 8pm WJCT 7.1
  • September 22 – “Caring for the Military/Veteran Caregiver” Family Caregiving Conference at WJCT Studios and The Vietnam War Screening from 8:30am – 4pm. For more information CLICK HERE.
  • September 24 – “Vietnam: Service, Sacrifice and Courage” on WJCT 7.1 at 11pm
  • September 24 – “Legacies of War: Vietnam” on WJCT 7.1 at 11:30pm
  • September 24-28 – “The Vietnam War Parts” 6-10, 8pm WJCT 7.1
  • November 1 – Vietnam Era Music and It’s Context at Jacksonville Public Library Main Branch (November Art Walk)
  • November 2 – Screening/Discussion at Jacksonville Public Library Main Branch
  • November 11 – Veteran’s Day

(Be sure to check back often for updates)

Tell us YOUR story.

To collect Stories that represent a diversity of perspectives. To better understand the war and its long-term impact. Examples include: personal stories form those who served or protested the war, personal photographs from the era, intergenerational conversations with family members, etc.

You can also submit your story to via your Facebook*, your Twitter, or your Instagram. Just be sure to include the hashtag #VietnamStoriesPBS.

*NOTE: If sharing via Facebook, your user settings or your post must be set to public or your entry will not be viewable by PBS.

On April 13-16, 2017 in Metropolitan Park, WJCT Public Broadcasting & The City of Jacksonville’s Military Affairs and Veterans Department presented The Wall That Heals, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., designed to travel to communities throughout the United States.

The Wall That Heals honors the more than three million Americans who served in the US Armed forces in the Vietnam War and it bears the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.

Since its unveiling on Veterans Day 1996, The Wall That Heals has visited more than 400 cities and towns throughout the nation, spreading the Memorial’s healing legacy to millions.

For more information on The Wall That Heals and WJCT’s veterans programming and initiatives, click HERE.

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To watch local Stories of Service and other incredible veteran accounts and documentaries from around the state of Florida simply click HERE.

For more information on the Stories of Service or the Veteran’s Coming Home initiatives simply click the links below.

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Stories of Courage. Stories of Sacrifice. Stories of Service.
Veteran’s & Military Programming, 2017 TBD

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WJCT and trusted public media partners bring you Stories of Service, a multi-platform initiative that unites powerful stories and conversations around one of our country’s most resilient communities: our military veterans. Stories of Service will connect programming and online initiatives tied to military service across public media. WJCT viewers will be able to hear the stories and experiences of veterans as told through PBS’ extensive pipeline of documentaries and specials.

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