On November 8, 1986, the South Carolina Vietnam Monument was dedicated at Memorial Park in Columbia. In this SCETV special, Carolina Journal staff spoke with veterans about their experiences, as well as their attitudes, toward the war in Vietnam. They speak about the importance of veterans organizations and the difficulties experienced since returning from Vietnam. The movie, "Platoon," is recommended and the point is made that the Vietnam War is not taught in school, as other wars have been taught as part of our history.
- 5.4 Demonstrate an understanding of the conflicts, innovations, and social changes in the United States, including South Carolina, from 19501980.
- 8.5 Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of world events on South Carolina and the United States from 1929 to present.
- USHC.5 Demonstrate the impact of Americas global leadership on technological advancements, the transition to a post-industrial society, and ongoing debates over identity in the period 1945present.