JOIN THE CONVERSATION: OBJECTS OF THE VETERAN EXPERIENCE
We encourage you to share an object that encapsulates the veteran experience in your life, whether you are a veteran, an active service member, or if you have a family member, friend, or colleague who is a veteran.
Post an image of that object with a few sentences of description using the hashtag #AmericanVeteranPBS on social media — on whatever platform you feel most comfortable using.
SHARE YOUR STORY
Share a photo or quote of an item, person, or place that is pivotal to your experience with veterans.
VETERAN DUERY FELTON, JR. CURATES THE VIETNAM VETS MEMORIAL COLLECTION
Objects were being left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., long before the formal dedication in May, 1987. These objects, and the ones still being left today, were initially housed at a facility in Maryland, until Army Vet. Duery Felton, Jr., stepped in. With some other Vietnam Veterans, he helped identify the objects, and The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection was born.