985 – Lehigh Valley Vietnam Vets asked for war pictures

PBS39, the vietnam war, ken burns, mack payne

PBS39 announces “The War is Still With Us,” a community engagement project to be implemented in conjunction with Bethlehem Area Public Library.

Tim Fallon, vietnam veteran news, mack payne

“Decades later, the Vietnam War is still a present topic in the hearts and minds of those who lived through it. ‘The War is Still With Us’ will provide our local community with a platform to share a look at this time in our nation’s history through their lens.”
~Tim Fallon, CEO of PBS39

Episode 985 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature one of the many off shoots of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick epic 18 hour epic documentary to be known as The Vietnam War. Tim Fallon and his PBS39 station in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is creating “The War is Still With Us” — a community engagement project that will feature images of the Vietnam War submitted by community members. The project was the subject of a story on the Lehigh Valley Live website titled: Have pictures from the Vietnam War? Share your story. The story was submitted by Alyssa Mursch for lehighvalleylive.com. She can be reached at amursch@lehighvalleylive.com.

The feeling around the Lehigh Valley is that The Vietnam War is a story that doesn’t have a last chapter as it relates to the veterans that served. It hasn’t been discussed as has other wars and PBS39 wants to change that. It wants to bring the stories of Lehigh Valley veterans to life.

PBS39’s “The War is Still With Us” project is scheduled to launch in early October, a month after the premiere of Kens Burns’ latest documentary, “The Vietnam War.” According to PBS39 Vice President of Marketing DaWayne Cleckley “the goal of this project is to inspire civil discourse and help the community experience the thoughts, feelings and desires that go along with these veteran’s stories and to highlight the stories woven through the fabric of the community.”

Vietnam Veterans who reside in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania are encouraged to participate in the project. It will no doubt help both the community and the veterans. This is an excellent opportunity for Vietnam Veterans to close out that last chapter of The Vietnam War.

 If you would like to know more about the project and how it will benefit Vietnam Veterans check out episode 985.

CLICK HERE if you are interested in discovering more about PBS39’s “The War is Still With Us” project.


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