In November 1982, 150,000 Vietnam veterans came to Washington, D.C. to participate in five days of emotional ceremonies ending in the dedication of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall.
This one-hour film is about those five days of healing — but it is also a record of the immense sadness that mixed with tears of joy and pride throughout that week.
Vietnam was a traumatic experience for all Americans, those who fought and those who stayed behind. Vietnam Memorial does not deal with the issues of the conflict, but with the humanity and dignity of those whose service too often was repaid with national indifference.
Aired on PBS Frontline in 1983, 1984 and 1991.
Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival