Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
On September 17, the highly anticipated new documentary by renowned director Ken Burns will air on PBS, capturing stories never before shared on film about the Vietnam War. A decade in the making, the immersive 10-part work features testimonies from 80 witnesses, extensive archival materials, original music by Trent Reznor and Yo-Yo Ma and more.
As a precursor to this historic broadcast, WQED is inviting the public to a free screening and panel discussion exploring Burns’ latest epic.
The event will kick off at 6 p.m. with opening remarks by Vietnam veteran and former Pittsburgh Steelers running back, Rocky Bleier, followed by a special one-hour screening of highlights from The Vietnam War. Following the screening, Vietnam veteran, WQED producer and event emcee, Chris Moore will moderate a public panel discussion.
Joining the conversation will be: Thanh Armagost, with Friends of Danang and Surgicorps International; author and Veterans Breakfast Club Executive Director Todd DePastino; Vietnam anti-war organizer and Citizen Power President David Hughes; and Vietnam veteran and Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System therapist Michael Flournoy — who was a member of the 101st and the 82nd Airborne Division and the First Combat Aviation Brigade.