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They Were Our Fathers

They Were Our Fathers

Sunday, Sept. 3, at 8 p.m.
Repeats Monday, Sept. 4, at 1:30 am; Monday, Sept. 18, at 1 a.m.; Thursday, Sept. 21, at 4 a.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m.

Also airs on Fusion on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 3 p.m.

Some 20,000 American boys and girls lost their fathers during the Vietnam War. In THEY WERE OUR FATHERS, several of these children, now adult men and women, share their stories, which serve as powerful testimonies about the true cost of war.

The Gold Star designation is given to family members who have lost loved ones in United States military service during wartime. Every five years on Father’s Day, members of Sons and Daughters in Touch—a group formed in 1990 to locate, unite and support Gold Star children who lost their fathers serving in the Vietnam War—gather at the nation’s capital to honor their parents, reflect on their common grief and support one another like no one else can.


Visit the THEY WERE OUR FATHERS website.

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