Jane Fonda: “The Truth About My Trip To Hanoi”
In the wake of QVC’s canceling of Jane Fonda’s segment because of protests about her actions 40 years ago, Fonda has written about her trip to Hanoi.
…lies have circulated for almost 40 years, continually reopening the wound of the Vietnam War and causing pain to families of American servicemen. The lies distort the truth of why I went to North Vietnam and they perpetuate the myth that being anti-war means being anti-soldier.
Little known is the fact that almost 300 Americans – journalists, diplomats, peace activists, professors, religious leaders and Vietnam Veterans themselves – had been traveling to North Vietnam over a number of years in an effort to try and find ways to end the war. (By the way, those trips generated little if any media attention.) I brought with me to Hanoi a thick package of letters from families of POWs. Since 1969, mail for the POWs had been brought in and out of North Vietnam every month by American visitors. The Committee of Liaison With Families coordinated this effort. I took the letters to the POWs and brought a packet of letters from them back to their families.Click here for reuse options!
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