Washtenaw County Vietnam combat veterans will gather later this evening in Ann Arbor to discuss the 50th anniversary of the My Lai massacre.
The massacre took place during the Vietnam War, and it's estimated that about 500 unarmed civilians were killed by U.S. troops.
Local veteran Bob Krzewinski says it's important to keep talking about the incident, so it never happens again.
"We have so many parallels to My Lai in the present. When you get into a situation like we have right now, you know, like when we hear demonization of other races or groups, hate speech becoming politically acceptable again..."
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