Skip to comments.Gov. ARNOLD gives historic flag of S. Vietnam an official wave
Posted on 08/06/2006 12:36:10 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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There are now over 100 cities, counties and states who have recognized the Freedom and Heritage Flag of the former Republic of South Vietnam, as oppposed to the Red Flag that now flies over a still Communist enslaved Vietnam.
Who's next, I wonder..?
In March 2003 Garden Grove, California became the 2nd city to officially recognize the Freedom and Heritage Flag of South Vietnam as representing the 46,000 Vietnamese-Americans living in that city.
The 1st City to do so the month before was Westminster, California right next door.
Both Westminster and Garden Grove make up the largest portion of a Freedom loving Little Saigon, California.
California state buildings and parks now have the governor's blessing to fly the former flag of South Vietnam during holidays and special occasions.
At an impromptu stop in Little Saigon on Saturday morning, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the long-awaited symbolic measure that gives the yellow flag with three red stripes the state's official recognition.
Yesterday, Gov. ARNOLD signed his Freedom and Heritage Flag of Vietnam Executive Order at Westminster, California's Rose Center Pavilion right next door to the...
...1st Vietnam War Memorial honoring both American and Vietnamese Soliders who fought side by side during the Vietnam War:
"HATE War, LOVE the Warrior = 1st Amer & Viet War Memorial
An Executive Order made necessary by the Leadership of the California State Assembly's refusal to allow a vote on a resolution that would have had the same effect.
Just a minor aside, but it is the flag of the Republic of Vietnam. South Vietnam, like South Korea, was an unofficial designation.
Anyway, I thought it was cool way back when I brought back a Vietcong flag. Now I wish I had brought a RVN flag instead.
Kudos to the Governator! Hanoi lost on this one.
1,000 years ago EL CID led the way in defeating invading Muslim Fundamentalist Extremist aggrressors then bent on taking over Europe.
Today it is the Vietnamese-Americans' LOVE of Freedom who are leading the way for us to follow in a new time of Muslim Fundamentalist Extremist agressors now bent on taking over the world.
Muslim Fundamentalist Extremists =
The Communist Agressors of our Time
Signed:.."ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer
Veteran=1st Major Battles of the Vietnam War 1965-66
cool. the official name is the Republic of Vietnam not "the former Republic of South Vietnam. thanks for the post
I've always thought they should have erected something at the Viet Nam Memorial in D.C to commemorate all the soldiers of the Republic of Viet Nam who fought the good fight and, in many cases, paid with their lives.
MACV, Class of 1971
A Free America should NEVER again abandon Free people abroad to such ugly fates by leaving them behind in time of war:
Pictures of a vietnamese Re-Education Camp
"HATE War, LOVE the Warrior" =
Lt. Gen. HAL G. MOORE (Ret.) quote on CBS-TV's '48 Hours' Program during a TV interview promoting RANDALL WALLACE's "WE WERE SOLDIERS" Motion Picture. An outstanding Film about his stunning Victory in the Valley of Death that was the IA DRANG Valley of November 1965.
Signed:.."ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer
Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDEIRS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965, Landing Zone Falcon
Good for Governor Ahnold!!! We need to poke in the eyes of the communist thugs until we have true democracy in VN.
Thank you for your CLARITY and your LOVE of Freedom for all, Toldylop.
T'is THE Answer.
Bless your caring Heart, onyx.
Thanks for the ping!
I'm pretty sure Garland, Texas is among those who recognize the flag.
That's just Outstanding, Rastus.
(Go Israel, Go! Slap 'Em Down Hezbullies.)
From the Los Angeles CBS-TV website:
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South Vietnamese Flag Can Fly On State Buildings
(AP) WESTMINSTER, Calif. State parks and buildings now have the governor's blessing to fly the former flag of South Vietnam on holidays and special occasions.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a largely symbolic measure Saturday that gives the flag the state's official recognition. About 10 states and more than a dozen California cities and counties already have done so.
Most Vietnamese immigrants who live in Orange County's Little Saigon and elsewhere fled their country after the communists' victory and don't accept the country's current red flag.
Westminster Assemblyman Van Tran says Vietnamese leaders have pushed for the traditional flag's recognition for years.
Orange County has about 133,000 of Vietnamese descent, according to 2002 Census data.
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