The Crimson Lion Lavine Family Foundation proudly contributed a leadership gift to The Better Angels Society in support of the Ken Burns documentary, The Vietnam War. As with all of our philanthropic activities, our mission is to deliver financial resources to a variety of nonprofits focused on leveling the playing field for individuals and families, with an emphasis on access to quality educational opportunities and addressing economic inequality.
Our support for The Better Angels Society was motivated by our desire to make important, unbiased history available to millions of people as well as assist Ken’s undertaking of one of the most divisive, controversial and unresolved periods in our nation’s history. Ken’s telling of this epic conflict does unique justice in honoring our brave military and their many sacrifices but also presents a candid portrayal of the losses suffered on both sides of the Vietnam War.
It is our hope the story of Vietnam, as told by our nation’s greatest film historian, will provide new insight and have longstanding implications for how our political leaders, our citizens and especially our young people view the Vietnam War and inevitably, their views on engaging in future conflict around the world.
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