Mrs. Susan Schnall - who disseminated leaflets against American war in Vietnam – was conferred the medal "For Peace and Friendship among Peoples
who had been imprisoned for her anti – war activities during the American war in Vietnam, was conferred by the Presidium of VUFO the Medal "For Peace, Friendship Among Peoples" to appreciate her merit and express the Vietnamese people's gratitude to her on her visit together with members of the American Women Organization for Peace and Global Exchange to Vietnam.
Since being a nurse who took care of wounded soldiers back from
After the dismission, she continued to support
Being indignant at America's actions on her, on February 6th, Mme. Nguyen Thi Binh – former Vice President of Vietnam at that time, on behalf of the delegation of the Southern Vietnam Front of National Reunification to the Paris Conference, did send a message to express the deep sentiment and gratitude to Susan and the American peace loving people who, regardless of dangers and threats, struggled for the peace and freedom of Vietnam.
Speaking at the ceremony of medal conferring, Mrs. Susan Schnall thanked the Vietnamese people for their sincerity and kindness to her since her most difficult time until now. She also said that this precious award was not only her honor but also the honor of all American friends who did walk to protest American war in
In the afternoon of the same day, the delegation visited the Vietnam Women's Union (VWU). At the meeting, on behalf of the Presidium of VWU, Mrs. Pham Hoai Giang - member of the Presidium, Head of the International Relations Department, presented flowers and congratulated Mrs. Susan Schnall for her Merit Medal of Friendship. Mrs. Pham Hoai Giang did introduce to the delegation about the VWU and women's movements for their better understandings of
At the end of the meeting, Mrs. Susan Schnall gave the Women's Museum the painting of late President Ho Chi Minh and a calendar illustrating vividly the images of countries, peoples and great revolutionary leaders of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos in both English and Vietnamese which she has kept since the 1970s.