Advancing Understanding of the Veteran Experience

Schedule of Events


October 15 – November 16
Vietnam Veterans Retrospective
Veterans of the Vietnam War from throughout the region contributed their photos, memorabilia and remembrances for this touching exhibit.
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts
530 West Call Street


October 28 • 6:00-9:00 PM
A Conversation about Vietnam
This moderated, interactive forum will allow for audience participation during a discussion about the Vietnam War from the perspective of former service members, local civilians and government officials.
Turnbull Conference Center
555 West Pensacola Street


November 10 • 7:00 PM
We Were Soldiers
Based on historical records, this feature film recounts the first major battle of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides who fought it. Starring Mel Gibson.
Student Life Cinema
942 Learning Way

November 11

Last Days in Vietnam by Rory Kennedy
Acclaimed documentarian Rory Kennedy – daughter of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy – captures the thrilling account of U.S. service members evacuating their South Vietnamese colleagues and friends during the closing days of the Vietnam War. Ms. Kennedy will participate in a panel discussion after the screening.
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
222 South Copeland Street

Screening 3:30 PM
Panel Discussion 5:00 PM
Formal Reception 6:00 PM