Presenter Arn Kind will discuss a historic experience titled “Minnesota in the Vietnam War” from noon to 2:15 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Brainerd Public Library.

The Vietnam War, the longest in American history, cost the nation 56,000 lives, 300,000 wounded, 1,200 missing in action and $141 billion, a news release stated. The program will describe the increasing commitment of each of five American presidents, the rising antiwar protests at home and eventual U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam, and the lingering tragic effects of a war that had never been declared. This multimedia presentation will use photos, video, music, drama, role-playing and living history experiences to give people an understanding of this turbulent time and make history come alive.

This two-hour program includes a 15-minute break and includes non-firing reproductions of weapons of war.

This free Legacy Program is funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s arts and cultural

heritage. For more information, contact the library at 218-829-5574 or