The Vietnam War & The Many Meanings of Patriotism

***NOTE: This event location has been changed from the Flagler Room in Ponce de Leon Hall to Flagler College’s Ringhaver Student Center – Virginia Room (2nd Floor).***

Join WJCT, the Florida Humanities Council, and Flagler College’s Dr. Michael Butler as he and a panel of experts discuss the new documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, The Vietnam War.

  • 6:00 – 6:30PM – Reception
  • 6:30 – 7:30PM – Welcome & Viewing of segments from The Vietnam War
  • 7:30 – 8:30PM – Panel & Audience Discussion

History professor, Dr. Michael Butler and students enrolled in the summer study abroad course, “The American War: The Struggle for Independence in Vietnam” visited Vietnam and spoke in person to Vietnamese citizens about the war. Their experiences will be discussed in context with The Vietnam War.

The 18-hour documentary series tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides — Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.

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The Vietnam War is funded by: Bank of America; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; PBS; David H. Koch; Blavatnik Family Foundation; Park Foundation; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; National Endowment for the Humanities; The Pew Charitable Trusts; Ford Foundation Just Films; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; and Members of The Better Angels Society: Jonathan & Jeannie Lavine, Diane & Hal Brierley, Amy & David Abrams, John & Catherine Debs, Fullerton Family Charitable Fund, The Montrone Family, Lynda & Stewart Resnick, The Golkin Family Foundation, The Lynch Foundation, The Roger & Rosemary Enrico Foundation, Richard S. & Donna L. Strong Foundation, Bonnie & Tom McCloskey, Barbara K. & Cyrus B. Sweet III, The Lavender Butterfly Fund.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Flagler College's Ringhaver Student Center - Virginia Room (2nd Floor)
74 King Street
St. Augustine, Florida 32084

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