In honor of Veterans Day, the Vineyard Gazette has added a collection of news stories from the Viet Nam era to the Time Machine, its digital showcase of historic material.

The Viet Nam collection includes original reporting on the loss of three Vineyard soldiers who were killed in the conflict, along with commentary for and against the war and coverage of anti-war activities. The war ended with the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, but memories of that divisive era on the Vineyard as elsewhere lingered long after.

The Viet Nam collection joins about a dozen other topical collections of archival news coverage and photographs from the Gazette, covering more than 170 years of Vineyard history. Launched a year ago, the Time Machine was designed as a multimedia window into the vast archives of the Gazette, which has been reporting the news of Martha’s Vineyard since 1846.

Other collections cover World War II, African American history, presidential visits, hurricanes and storms, the striped bass and bluefish derby and the Island Cup. The Time Machine also invites sponsored collections from Vineyard businesses and organizations that have been operating on the Island for at least 50 years. The Gazette welcomes suggestions for other topical collections.

Launch of the Viet Nam collection coincides with a Tuesdays in the Newsroom program on the Viet Nam war to be held on Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Gazette. The panel discussion will feature four Island Viet Nam veterans reflecting on their experiences. To register for the free event, go to