(Washington, D.C.) – As a
leader in providing educators and students with resources to teach the
history of the Vietnam War, Vietnam Veterans of America announces a new
educational program. The “Interview a Vietnam Veteran On-Line Program” was
initiated today on VVA’s website, www.vva.org,
to meet the needs of students and educators.
Over the past few years, the demand for
interviews with Vietnam veterans by students, as part of their classroom
assignments, has increased dramatically. As the only congressionally
chartered Vietnam veterans service organization, students and educators come
to us for the answers. Our Education Subcommittee developed a program to
meet students’ needs.
At no cost, VVA will match students and
schools with local Vietnam veterans so that the student feels a personal
relationship with the veteran. For many students this is their first
contact with a Vietnam veteran, and we want to make this a positive
experience that provides personal and honest answers. What better way to
learn about the history of the Vietnam War than from those who lived it?