Traveling exhibit honors Vietnam vets from Maryland

A traveling exhibit featuring Vietnam veterans from Maryland has arrived at the Bethesda Library. The exhibit will move to the Rockville Library in November. The project is part of an effort by Maryland Public Television to honor and explore the service of these veterans. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
The traveling exhibit includes modern photos of Vietnam veterans, quotes and information about the individuals featured. The project is part of an effort by Maryland Public Television to honor and explore the service of these veterans. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
The traveling exhibit includes modern photos of Vietnam veterans, quotes and information about the individuals featured. The project is part of an effort by Maryland Public Television to honor and explore the service of these veterans. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
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BETHESDA, Md. — Montgomery County is hosting a display that honors and thanks Marylanders who served in the military during the Vietnam era.

The MPT Salutes Vietnam Veterans Traveling Exhibit is currently at the Bethesda Library and will remain there until Oct. 19. After that, it will be at the Rockville Library through Nov. 9.

“I love the fact that it has veterans’ pictures and their stories,” says Nancy Benner, agency manager of the Bethesda Library. “It’s important for public libraries to be a forum or a venue for this kind of exhibit, and especially for this issue of honoring Vietnam veterans,” Benner adds.

The exhibit is making numerous stops across Maryland. It features both current-day and wartime images of military men and women along with quotes.

There is also a space for visitors to write messages to veterans.

MPT Salutes Vietnam Veterans is a multiyear project put on by Maryland Public Television. The project concludes next year with the broadcast premiere of a three-hour documentary called “Maryland Vietnam War Stories.” It will air over three nights in late May.

A special weekend event will follow in June at the Maryland State Fairgrounds.

For more information, visit mpt.org/vietnam.

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