Lunch & Learn – Virtual
Vietnam Nurses: We Were There Too
Online presentation via Zoom
12pm – 1pm
Free program, but registration is required
Ages: 14 & Up
Join us on the third Thursday of the month March through December for a lunch and learn opportunity! We’ll be exploring topics related to Cantigny Park and local history.
Approximately 11,000 military women were stationed in Vietnam. Ninety percent of them were nurses, while many more filled critical supporting roles. In addition to military women, an unknown number of civilian women served in Vietnam as members of the International Red Cross, United Service Organization (USO), and other humanitarian organizations. All the women were volunteers, and many served dangerously close to the front lines. Hear about the lives and experiences of the Vietnam nurses from stateside, to war, and back again.
Speaker: Museum Specialist Jessica Waszak
This program includes built-in closed captioning through Zoom.