‘Remembering Vietnam: The Wall at 25’

A preview of what looks to be an excellent program that runs this Veterans Day:

Remembering Vietnam will screen at 8pm EST/PST on the Smithsonian Channel on DirectTV. It will then be live streamed at the Smithsonian Channel site (www.smithsonianchannel.com) at 9pm EST / 6pm PST. I don’t get the Smithsonian Channel, though I’m sure a lot of readers do. Either way, it can be watched online. Ain’t technology grand?

A preview copy of the show is on the way, and if it arrives in time for me to check it out early, I’ll be sure to post a few thoughts before it airs Sunday evening. But if this preview is any indication, you’re going to want to watch it whatever Murdoc says…

Also, the Smithsonian Channel Community has a ‘Veterans Day Tribute’ group with blog posts and audio from a number of Veterans including WWII Ace and Deputy Director of the Air and Space Museum Don Lopez and Vietnam Veteran and Air and Space docent Paul Malone. Check it out, and MO readers have been specially invited to contribute if they wish.

UPDATE: I had the times wrong at first, but they’re correct now. Sorry for any confusion.


  1. We have a military veteran friend who was honorably discharged during the Vietnam era. He served in the US Navy while having dual citizenship (Canadian/US). He was born in Canada and his family moved to New York when he was a child and became dual Canadian and US Citizens. After discharge my friend worked in the US for over 3 decades, paying US taxes and Social Security. When it came time to retire and apply for his pension he was informed that the US Department of Homeland Security had revoked his US citizenship and did not recognize his Canadian citizenship. The Social Security Administration will not begin his pension payments until his citizenship issue is resolved. He has been trying to work this matter through the VA, his local representatives in government (congressional level) and directly through the Social Security Office. No one seems to know what to do, who should take action and who has responsibility. The DHS will not reply to his inquiries. Any ideas? For more details see: http://rosecoveredglasses.blogspot.com/2007/11/help-for-us-navy-vet-without-country.html