Sons and Daughters In Touch is an all-volunteer, national support organization committed to uniting the Gold Star sons and daughters of American servicemen who were killed, or who remain missing, as a result of the Vietnam War. In addition, our membership includes family members and many military veterans who served with our fathers -- all dedicated to furthering the mission of SDIT.

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‘The Vietnam War’ by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

Watch Full Episodes Online of The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version on PBS

The Vietnam War – Premieres Sunday, September 17, 8/7c. #VietnamWarPBS – Check your local PBS station for air times.

Since May, SDIT members across the country have attended previews of the Ken Burns’ film ‘The Vietnam War.’ At many of those events, these Gold Star ‘sons and daughters’ were able to talk with Burns and his co-producer Lynn Novick to share their life experiences.

As often stated, SDIT members today — in their 40s, 50s, and 60s — represent what happens when the war ends – and after several decades – Gold Star children become grown adults. Continue Reading →

‘They Were Our Fathers’ – a film by Gold Star daughter Jill Hubbs

“They were all serving our nation…answering the call to duty in the Vietnam War. Their lives were cut short. These men left behind their families and friends to grieve their loss… Their stories are powerful testimonies about the true cost of war.” – Jill Hubbs, Executive Producer, and Gold Star Daughter (pbs.org/veterans/stories-of-service)

More than 20,000 American children lost their dads in Vietnam.

They Were Our Fathers shares their stories, as told by members of Sons and Daughters in Touch—a group formed in 1990 to locate, unite and support Gold Star children who lost their fathers in service during the Vietnam War.

They gather in the nation’s capital on Father’s Day to honor their fathers, reflect on their common grief and support one another, like no one else can.

They Were Our Fathers is presented by WSRE.

Watch the full program below and share your personal story at wsre.org/fathers.

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The Children of 9/11…from CBS News

NEW YORK — While the rituals remain the same, how we keep 9/11 in our hearts and heads is still a work in progress — not just because of the loved ones lost that day, but because of the more than 3,000 children they left behind.

For years, the kids had their stories told for them. Now, they are telling their own.

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Delaney Colaio

 CBS NEWS

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