“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, as 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.