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Gov. ARNOLD gives historic flag of S. Vietnam an official wave
The Orange County Register ^ | 8/06/2006 | Natalya Shulyakovskaya

Posted on 08/06/2006 12:36:10 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: schwarzenegger; vietnam; vietnameseamericans
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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..?

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1 posted on 08/06/2006 12:36:13 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: All; Carl/NewsMax; Rush Limbaugh; Sean Hannity; billoreilly; Jim Robinson; Alamo-Girl

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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.

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/news/863430/posts

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1135666/posts

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2 posted on 08/06/2006 12:50:41 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

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.

3 posted on 08/06/2006 12:55:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: kristinn; Mo1; Angelwood; Mustang; Luis Gonzalez

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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

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/902879/posts


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.

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4 posted on 08/06/2006 1:07:59 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

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.


5 posted on 08/06/2006 1:08:41 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: elcid1970; All

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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

http://www.lzxray.com

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6 posted on 08/06/2006 1:43:23 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

cool. the official name is the Republic of Vietnam not "the former Republic of South Vietnam. thanks for the post


7 posted on 08/06/2006 3:00:12 PM PDT by siddude
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

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.

CPT, Armor
MACV, Class of 1971


8 posted on 08/06/2006 3:32:47 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: All; ConservativeMan55

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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

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1308949/posts

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9 posted on 08/06/2006 5:42:17 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
HATE War, LOVE the Warrior

Amen!

10 posted on 08/06/2006 5:42:20 PM PDT by Milhous (Twixt truth and madness lies but a sliver of a stream.)
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To: All; Milhous

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"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

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http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_set1.htm

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11 posted on 08/06/2006 5:58:01 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Good for Governor Ahnold!!! We need to poke in the eyes of the communist thugs until we have true democracy in VN.


12 posted on 08/06/2006 8:20:34 PM PDT by Toidylop
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To: Toidylop; All

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Thank you for your CLARITY and your LOVE of Freedom for all, Toldylop.

T'is THE Answer.

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13 posted on 08/06/2006 8:31:44 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE


BUMP!
Good post.


14 posted on 08/06/2006 8:35:07 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: onyx

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Bless your caring Heart, onyx.


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15 posted on 08/06/2006 8:40:49 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Thanks for the ping!


16 posted on 08/06/2006 9:27:18 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

I'm pretty sure Garland, Texas is among those who recognize the flag.


17 posted on 08/06/2006 9:30:04 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Rastus; All

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That's just Outstanding, Rastus.

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18 posted on 08/06/2006 9:33:39 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
The Democrats still couldn't bring themselves to vote against Communism.

(Go Israel, Go! Slap 'Em Down Hezbullies.)

19 posted on 08/06/2006 9:38:12 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: BenLurkin; All


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From the Los Angeles CBS-TV website:

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Aug 6, 2006 4:54 pm US/Pacific

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.

(© 2006 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may
not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)


20 posted on 08/06/2006 10:00:02 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: BenLurkin; All

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From Louisiana's Daily Comet website:



 

August 06. 2006 6:15PM

Schwarzenegger: South Vietnamese flag can fly on state buildings

The Associated Press

State parks and buildings now have the governor's blessing to fly the former flag of South Vietnam on holidays and special occasions.

Gov. 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.
Vietnamese leaders have pushed for the traditional flag's recognition for years, said Assemblyman Van Tran, R-Westminster.
The move gained momentum last month when Assemblywoman Lynn Daucher, R-Fullerton, who is running for state Senate in the district covering Little Saigon, appealed to the governor for help.
Both Schwarzenegger and Tran endorsed Daucher in her bid.
Among registered Vietnamese-born voters in Orange County, Republicans outnumber Democrats 2-to-1.
Orange County has about 133,000 people of Vietnamese descent, according to 2002 Census data.
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Information from: The Orange County Register,


21 posted on 08/06/2006 10:02:31 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: goldstategop; All

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Please see Posts No. 20 & 21...


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22 posted on 08/06/2006 10:12:51 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
I found this online:

The Garland City Council will host a reception honoring members of Garland's Vietnamese-American community, prior to the Regular Council Meeting. During that meeting the City Council will vote on a resolution to recognize the flag of the former Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), known as the Heritage Freedom Flag of Vietnamese-Americans, as the official symbol of the Vietnamese-American Community.

Garland is home to a large population of Vietnamese-Americans, who have made positive contributions to the City through their cultural contributions, business establishments, and active citizenship. The Heritage Freedom Flag has a long history in Vietnam and is a symbol of liberty, resilience, and equality. Those who escaped a region torn by retribution and persecution brought this flag to the United States.


I posted this in 2004 here at FR:

My town of Garland, Texas--suburb of Dallas--officially recognizes the South Vietnamese flag. We have a Vietnamese community center that recently hosted a reunion of South Vietnamese vets and American vets of the Vietnam war. I wish I could have gone to thank both groups for their service.
23 posted on 08/06/2006 10:22:19 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

http://gov.ca.gov/index.php/press-release/3162/

Nice picture at this link! ;)

You look really good behind
that bouquet of flowers!


24 posted on 08/08/2006 9:11:06 PM PDT by reformjoy (Hillary - The STUFF of Nightmares !)
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To: reformjoy


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Thanks, reformjoy, but your Freeper Red, White and Blue flowers lovingly wraped around a hand held American Flag still beats'em all,

...GOD Bless ya.


25 posted on 08/09/2006 9:00:15 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

No cities or states are opposed to the OFFICIAL Vietnam's flag, the red flag with the centered yellow star. The whole world recognizes this flag as the ONLY flag that represents the country and the peoples of Vietnam. This same flag is flying high and proud on the United Nations building, side by side with the rest of the flags of the world.
By recognizing the former Republic of South Vietnam's flag as the one that represents the Vietnamese communities in California, the governor shows that he knows absolutely nothing about this flag and its history. Can he, or anyone, as a matter of fact, tell us which battle against foreign invasion that this flag was flown in? This flag always stood side-by-side with foreign aggressors against the country and the peoples of Vietnam. When the French wanted to regain its control of Vietnam (and Southeast Asia) in 1954, they negotiated for South Vietnam and set up a pro-France government in the South (in the hope of retaining the control on its colony). Guess what flag was flown there: the yellow flag with 3 stripes. It was the red flag with the yellow star that fought so hard for Vietnam's independence against the French as evidenced by the victory at Dien Bien Phu. It was that red flag that many Vietnamese patriots died for at this famous battle and as a result, it was that red flag that was raised at the victory of Dien Bien Phu battle. Where was the yellow flag then?!!!


26 posted on 08/17/2006 8:38:16 PM PDT by hpham2004
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Just like our own American Flag of Freedom we fought for our own Freedom with long ago,

...the then Free People of South Vietnam fought for theirs under their own Freedom Flag of the Republic of South Vietnam, golden yellow with 3 horizontal red strips, during the Vietnam War.

HO CHI MINH came back from his Paris, France college student days during the 1920's as a fully indoctrinated Communist bent on Communizing all of South East Asia.

To this end HO CHI MINH told the North Vietnamese People that things would get much better in the North and the South of Vietnam once they were both unified under Communism.

There are many, many former North Vietnamese families now living in a Free America because they saw just how deeply they had been lied to all along by HO CHI MINH ..and thus fled Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon. For everything had gotten much worse for both North and South Vietnam under Communism, so very contrary to what HO CHI MINH had said would happen.

All the Free Vietnamese People living in America now want is the return of Human Rights to their still Communist enslaved homeland Vietnam ..with Liberty and Justice for all.

Just like our own Pledge of Allegiance has always lovingly proclaimed..?


Thus, in California ..it's...

http://gov.ca.gov/index.php/press-release/3162/

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27 posted on 08/18/2006 9:56:12 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: FairOpinion

A major positive.


28 posted on 08/18/2006 9:59:50 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

29 posted on 08/18/2006 10:06:56 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Darksheare

meow


30 posted on 08/18/2006 10:09:57 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia; All

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Thank you for your CLARITY, Calpernia


AR

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31 posted on 08/19/2006 6:42:14 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: hpham2004

Since you seem to love the Commies so much, get the hell out of here and move there.


32 posted on 08/19/2006 6:50:16 AM PDT by medscribe
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To: All; hpham2004


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NEVER FORGET


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33 posted on 08/27/2006 9:42:30 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.comr)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
I do not think Gov. ARNOLD has much to offer most California conservatives but do you think the demos would give us this.
34 posted on 08/27/2006 9:45:40 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: All; ThomasThomas; Alamo; reformjoy; StarCMC; Calpernia; ThanhPhero; ExTexasRedhead

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Here's your answer, ThomasThomas:


From the Communist Party of Vietnam's own Official Website..!!

Today:8/29/2006

Home page
News and Events
Activities of the Party and State Economics
Social Affairs
Culture
Sports
Science
Education
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Events and Comments
Forums
Archives
Documents of the Party
Karl Marx
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Leaders of the Party
 
***Vietnam in foreigner's eyes***

***I saw the freedom in Vietnam***

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on 8/5/2005 at 17:43


Arriving in Vietnam at the beginning of August, Speaker pro Tempore of the California State Assembly Leland Yee (Democrat) witnessed with his own eyes a Vietnam of freedom.

"I enjoyed the freedom when I visited Hanoi. The freedom in Vietnam and the US are the same. Vietnamese people are free to do what they want. It's rare to see an armed force or security force on Hanoi streets. The freedom of the press is the same as it is in other countries", he said.

Being a Chinese-American, Leland Yee has Asian stature and his thought is very close to it of Vietnamese people. While in Vietnam, he visited Ha Long Bay. He plans to travel to Nha Trang after leaving Hanoi.

Leland Yee hopes that he will find opportunities to introduce Vietnamese enterprises to US investors and encourage them to invest in Vietnam after a series of working sessions with appropriate authorities and economic bases in Vietnam. Through economic co-operation, relations between Vietnam and California will be strengthened.

He said that he would take this occasion to discuss a plan of organising of Vietnam's cultural Day in San Francisco at the beginning of next year with related-agencies of Vietnam.

With his full sympathy for Vietnam, Leland Yee strongly opposes the hanging of the flag of the former Saigon puppet government in California. He affirmed that the US Government only recognises the red flag with a five pointed gold star in the middle of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

He added that "two days before taking a flight to Vietnam, I informed some people of this decision. Many of them advised me to cancel it because of the historical issues. However, I frankly answered that 1975 belonged to history. Vietnam and the US experienced their war, but now they need to shake their hands, co-operate and become reliable partners so as not to let another the war happen".


Copyright by Communist Party of Vietnam Online Newspaper

Head office:

275 Doi Can st
Ba Dinh dist
Hanoi, Vietnam




NOTE:

Gov. ARNOLD signed an Executive Order recognizing the Freedom & Heritage Flag of Vietnam because California State Assembly Democrat Speaker Pro Temore Leland Yee (after a trip to Communist Vietnam) blocked a Concurrent Resolution from going to the Floor for a vote that would have done so.

A Concurrent Resolution that had already passed through the California State Senate without a single NO vote


35 posted on 08/28/2006 1:53:58 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.comr)
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To: All; John Carey

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Please see Post No. 35 above,

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Thank you very much,

AR

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36 posted on 08/28/2006 2:11:00 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.comr)
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To: BenLurkin; All

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Gov. ARNOLD's excellent archived Little Saigon Photo Essay:

http://gov.ca.gov/index.php?/photos/3165/

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37 posted on 09/09/2006 7:46:03 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: All; ThanhPhero

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NEVER FORGET

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38 posted on 12/26/2008 7:24:06 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com11)
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To: BenLurkin; All

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http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66978

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39 posted on 12/27/2008 11:37:52 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com11)
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To: All; StarCMC; Calpernia; ExTexasRedhead

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http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66978

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40 posted on 12/27/2008 1:05:14 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com11)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Thanks for the ping!


41 posted on 12/27/2008 1:17:27 PM PST by BenLurkin
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