Buzz Aldrin Salutes the American Flag on the Moon

1969

From the Vietnam War to Woodstock, and Sesame Street to the moon, the events of 1969 shaped the soul of America.
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A Watershed Year
1969

1969 concluded one of the most iconic and turbulent decades in our nation's history. It was a year of seminal events that would eventually become ingrained in the heart and soul of America. From war to Woodstock, from Sesame Street to the moon- it was a year where events across the country shaped our culture.

It was a time when our nation was full of polarized ideologies, emotions, and reactions.  As a new president took office with a new foreign policy strategy, the Vietnam War was televised to living rooms across the country, inspiring a range of responses.

Journey back to 1969 to explore the events and stories of a watershed year.

 

Exhibition on View

Vietnam Memorial Gallery
Robert Abrams Building for Law and Justice
Monday - Friday 
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
May 8, 2019 through January 3, 2020

 

 

There are many additional stories and objects at the 1969 exhibition in the Vietnam Memorial Gallery.

Explore a limited selection of content below.

Explore the Exhibit

Oral Histories of the Vietnam War