Vietnam is one of the most painful periods in American History. When most American’s think of the Vietnam experience, they remember only the graphic images of war. To most Americans, Vietnam is only a war – not a place or a people. Over thirty years have passed since our war-time involvement, but much has changed since our withdrawal. Vietnam is a country, not a code word for a long and divisive war. Letting go of the past and seeing Vietnam for what it is today is what some of these photos are about.