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Vietnam War Presentation
Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day, so brush up on your war history with another fantastic historical presentation from Jim Gibbons at Harvard Diggins Library. Today, the Vietnam War is seen as one of the most controversial wars fought in American history. With millions of fatalities costing both American and Vietnamese lives, many Americans led protests and anti-war demonstrations against the war effort. The Vietnam War, which was also called the Second Indochina War, occurred from November 1955 through April 1975 and took place in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. It was a war between the North and South Vietnam with America being one of several allies to South Vietnam. It was considered to be a war against communism with North Korea being aided by communist allies. Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss America’s involvement in the war and its effect on American lives, viewpoints, and the counterculture movement. Gibbons will discuss how the United States eventually began to withdraw troops in its Vietnamization effort and how fighting continued for a couple more years despite a peace treaty being signed. Registration is required for this free program, so visit or call the library at 815-943-4671 to sign up. Location: Harvard Diggins Library, 900 E. McKinley St. Harvard, IL 60033