The Manchester VA offering services after Vietnam documentary could trigger veterans
Photo courtesy: The Vietnam War, Instagram. Antiwar protesters gather outside an Army induction center. Oakland, CA. October 17, 1967.
MANCHESTER — The Manchester Department of Veterans Affairs is warning that a new 10-part documentary on the Vietnam war could cause emotional trauma for veterans who served.
The first episode of "The Vietnam War" premiered Sunday night at 8 p.m. on New Hampshire Public Television. The documentary by award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns and Lynn Novick features 18 hours of film split up into 10 parts which took six years to produce. According to Burns' website, the film features testimonials from nearly 80 witnesses.
The VA is prepared to support veterans and their families as this film may trigger past experiences. The VA will hold several drop-in sessions at the Manchester location:
- Friday, Sept. 22, from 2-3:30 p.m. in Room N564.
- Friday, Sept. 29, from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Solarium.
- Friday, Oct. 6, from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Training and Education Room
Episode two will air Monday at 8 p.m. on PBS.