About the Memorial
The New York State Vietnam Memorial commemorates the military service of New York State residents who served their country in Southeast Asia between 1961-1975, including more than four thousand who lost their lives or were declared missing in action. Dedicated in 1984, the memorial was one of the first such state efforts in the nation. The gallery was created to serve as a “living” component of the memorial, offering exhibits, and programs intended to increase public understanding of the Vietnam War and to continually honor those who served.
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
May 8, 2019 through January 3, 2020
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.