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1971: Reintegradon into American society proves a difficult process for many Vietnam veterans. Denied the kind of celebration which marked the end of World War n, many American soldiers return from Vietnam with a great deal of shame, finding they have been rejected by their society. Many people who do not support U.S. involvement in Vietnam blame the soldiers who fought there for the tragedy of the war.

Today: While Vietnam veterans continue to struggle with such legacies of the war as unemployment, homelessness, and mental illness, Americans have more widely addressed the need to welcome vets back into the fold of society. A national monument erected in Washington, D.C., along with numerous parades and other events, have publicly acknowledged the sacrifice of American soldiers in Vietnam.

1971: Vietnam is the first "televised war," and the first in which the press operates practically free of external restraints...

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