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..Garden Grove votes Free South Vietnam Flag -IN-, who's next..?
www.OCRegister.com ^ | 3/1/2003 | Katherine Nguyen

Posted on 03/12/2003 8:48:26 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE

Edited on 04/14/2004 10:05:53 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

GARDEN GROVE now challenges the Rest of the Country to ..FOLLOW IT's LEAD.. on behalf of all Freedom-Loving Vietnamese-Americans nationwide.


(Excerpt) Read more at 2.ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: freedomflag; freevietnam; gardengrove; vietnamflag
NEVER FORGET

Orange County Register ..March 12, 2003 Article Titled:

'GARDEN GROVE flag vote cheered - Little Saigon residents hail council's adoption of South Vietnamese banner'

Caption under Orange County Register Article Photo:

'JUBLIANT: Vietnam Veteran RONNIE GUYER, a former Garden Grove Resident ..is joyful after the Garden Grove City Council voted to make the South Vietnamese Flag the official flag of the Vietnamese-American Community. The Veteran addressed the council in support of the resolution.'

NEVER FORGET

1 posted on 03/12/2003 8:48:27 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Glad you caught this.
2 posted on 03/12/2003 8:52:14 PM PST by First_Salute
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To: All; Matt Drudge; Carl/NewsMax; Judicial Watch; Joy Angela; Landru; flamefront; Ragtime Cowgirl; ...
'GARDEN GROVE flag vote cheered'

http://www2.ocregister.com/ocrweb/ocr/article.do?id=29507&section=LOCAL&subsection=LOCALyear=2003&month=3&day=12
3 posted on 03/12/2003 8:59:15 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRay.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
I grew up in West Garden Grove and remember a few years back when the Little Saigon community lay seige upon a communist sympathizer who refused to take the communist flag out of his store window.

I also shook George W. Bush's hand in Little Saigon in October of 2000.
4 posted on 03/12/2003 9:11:17 PM PST by socal_parrot
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To: FIT-AIM-ACT-1; Bob J; diotima; DoughtyOne; daviddennis; HangFire; Lady Jenn; AnnaZ; Mercuria; ...
NEVER FORGET


'..VIETNAM was a NOBLE CAUSE despite HILLARY RODHAM...'

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=314


NEVER FORGET
5 posted on 03/12/2003 9:16:25 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRay.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
That is awesome news. What about Westminster? That is a really interesting area esp Little Saigon. :-)
6 posted on 03/12/2003 9:23:35 PM PST by CARepubGal
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
NEVER FORGET BUMP
Thanks for posting this!
7 posted on 03/12/2003 9:27:25 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
There was a big Vietnamese rally in Westminster last weekend; RVN flags. American flags. "WE SUPPORT PRESIDENT BUSH".

It gave this Vietnam vet chills. Such sadness and loss gives way to such inspiration. I am so glad and proud to have been part of that great enterprise. I believe we yet will have won the Vietnam War!

8 posted on 03/12/2003 9:31:02 PM PST by onedoug
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Welcome Home, Always, OBM Brother!
9 posted on 03/12/2003 9:32:36 PM PST by onedoug
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
"There's a simple reason why we support having the South Vietnamese flag: It symbolizes freedom." - quote from article.


FREEDOM -- For All

Even in Iraq,
The Human Spirit Longs to Be FREE


***** ***** *****
Save the Children
from Saddam's Hell
***** ***** *****
10 posted on 03/12/2003 9:48:07 PM PST by Joy Angela
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
I remember years ago standing in a department store's check-out line. Ahead of me in the line were two Asian women--each woman had her children with her. One woman turned to the other and said, "Are you Vietnamese?" The other woman replied, "No, I'm Cambodian." With that, they started chatting about their children and exchanged tips about shopping, etc. It suddenly struck me that this is what America is about. Seldom have I felt more like an American than at that moment standing in a check-out line when I overheard those two foreign-born woman talk about their children.
11 posted on 03/12/2003 9:49:35 PM PST by Wilhelm Tell (Lurking since 1997!)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
'JUBLIANT: Vietnam Veteran RONNIE GUYER


The reporter coined you to a tee!


12 posted on 03/12/2003 9:49:43 PM PST by Joy Angela
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

13 posted on 03/12/2003 10:03:23 PM PST by Consort
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To: Consort
Flag of FREEDOM for a new Century
16 posted on 03/13/2003 9:55:35 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRay.com)
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To: socal_parrot
...The Flame of FREEDOM burns brightly in the Vietnamese-Americans' Hearts of Garden Grove-Westminster =

...The Example for the rest of us to follow while OUR own FREEDOM at Home that is now at Risk.

The War has Come Home because we didn't win for FREEDOM in a land far away long, long ago.

...America's Vietnamese now point the way to FREEDOM's Victory.
17 posted on 03/13/2003 10:03:27 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRay.com)
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To: First_Salute
...Thank you for catching this Thread in Honor of Freedom Lovers everywhere.
18 posted on 03/13/2003 10:05:52 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRay.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Way to go RONNIE!
19 posted on 03/13/2003 10:41:06 AM PST by Bob J (Join the FR Network! Educate, Motivate, Activate!)
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To: FIT-AIM-ACT-1; Bob J; diotima; DoughtyOne; daviddennis; HangFire; Lady Jenn; NewDestiny; ...
NEVER FORGET

Tuesday, March 13, 2003 =

The BI-COASTAL Night for Freedom:


Outside.. HILLARY's Washington, D.C. Mansion Fundraiser

http://community.webshots.com/photo/65188549/66260912yikSxd


Inside.. GARDEN GROVE, California City Council Chambers-

'Calif. city bans communist Vietnam flag at functions' (Reuters, March 12, 2003)

"A California city with a large Vietnamese population has voted to fly the flag of the defunct Republic of South Vietnam instead of existing communist Vietnam's at city functions, much to the dismay of state officials who want to expand ties with the Southest Asian nation.

The city council of Garden Grove in Orange County unaminously approved a resolution late Tuesday after hearing from about 200 impassioned supporters.

The measure instructs the Garden Grove school district to teach students that the yellow banner with three red stripes, which flew over South Vietnam until it was overrun by communist forces in 1975, is the symbol of Democratic Vietnam."

"A similiar proposal floated last month by the Virginia legislature drew angry protests from Hanoi, and was quashed by the U.S. State Department, which informed Virginia lawmakers that the president has sole power to conduct foreign policy."

Next..?

NEVER FORGET
20 posted on 03/13/2003 1:43:43 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRay.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
I dunno, Sarge.

Given everything else happening out there, contrasted with this town's noble position?
All I'm left thinking right about now can be summed up in a sentence.

...CA's one hellova weird place.

21 posted on 03/13/2003 1:56:08 PM PST by Landru
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
You are 'ALL CAPS' in my book any day, sir!

Keep up the good work!

A regular, great one. A true legend here at Free Republic!

22 posted on 03/13/2003 2:00:11 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Sorry if I can't answer everyone right away on Japan/Korea freepmail questions. I'm swamped! :-)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Bump. Go Aloha Ronnie

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23 posted on 03/13/2003 2:02:58 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Don't just sit there, use the links on the Graphic Teaser.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
...America's Vietnamese now point the way to FREEDOM's Victory.

You do a pretty fair job of that yourself, Ronnie. Well done. (^;

24 posted on 03/13/2003 2:23:14 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl (Democrats = "Weapons of Mass Obstruction.")
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
ALOHA Ragtime Cowgirl...

...You are most kind and so was KCBS-KCAL TV Reporter LEYNA NGUYEN in her TV Coverage of us Tuesday Night in Garden Grove, California...

...who is now in Salt Lake City, Utah covering the stunning Recovery of little ELIZBETH SMART for us in Southern California =

...TV Reporting at its Best.
25 posted on 03/13/2003 4:07:30 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRay.com)
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To: AnimalLover; backhoe
NEVER FORGET
26 posted on 03/13/2003 5:20:31 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRay.com)
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To: Mudboy Slim
.."IS it SAFE?" = HILLARY on Armed Services Committee..

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=629
27 posted on 03/13/2003 5:32:07 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRay.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Next..?

Politically Correct
means never standing up against EVIL.

We need to choose the level of our Correctness.

God Bless President Bush and the Spirtually Correct.

28 posted on 03/13/2003 8:20:51 PM PST by Joy Angela
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; sultan88; M. Thatcher
"The Traitorous HildaBeast on Black?!"

She's a Treasonous, Felony-Commitin', Phat-A$$ed BROAD Who LOATHES America...why should we allow her access to Armed Services Committee Black Ops info?! She's a BLATANT Security Risk...give her the HeaveHO!!

Quite Sincerely...MUD

29 posted on 03/13/2003 8:35:42 PM PST by Mudboy Slim ("Time fer John Ashcroft to RESIGN!!!")
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To: Joy Angela
"God Bless President Bush and the Spirtually Correct."

Dittoes...MUD

30 posted on 03/13/2003 8:36:51 PM PST by Mudboy Slim ("Time fer John Ashcroft to RESIGN!!!")
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To: onedoug; First_Salute; CARepubGal; Wilhelm Tell; Consort; skull stomper; Dark Templar; ...
NEVER FORGET

.."WE WERE SOLDIERS"..

Bookmarked Freerepublic Threads =


Hit .."ALOHA RONNIE".. on this post or:

http://www.Freerepublic.com/perl/profile?u=18629

NEVER FORGET
31 posted on 03/14/2003 3:32:23 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRay.comon)
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To: First_Salute; onedoug
NEVER FORGET

'RONNIE GUYER PHOTO COLLECTION'

Hit ..'IA DRANG - Interest'.. on:

http://www.LZXRAY.com

..-or-..

http://www.LZXRAY.com/guyer_collection.htm

NEVER FORGET
32 posted on 03/14/2003 3:39:10 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRay.comon)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
This is a great thing and let's hope that it will get the attention of the rest of the U.S.



33 posted on 03/30/2003 8:31:21 PM PST by goldilucky
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To: goldilucky; All


NEVER FORGET


...On this the 28th Anniversary of the Fall of FREEDOM from Saigon...
Vietnam's Flag of FREEDOM nows waves side by side with America's in:

1) Westminster, California
2) Garden Grove, California
3) San Jose, California
4) Next..?

...in a new Century of FREEDOM, the 21st Century.


"HATE War, LOVE the Warrior" = 1st Amer & Viet War Memorial

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


NEVER FORGET
34 posted on 04/30/2003 9:33:40 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
A true warrior is one who fights for freedom's sake!

I was watching something on C-SPAN yesterday and the House of Representatives brought up this bill in regards to Celebration of Patriots Day.

What I want to know:

Is this "Celebration" going to have more symbolic meaning than the Fourth of July, Independence Day? I mean what are we really fighting for? Security or Freedom? One can't have security and expect to still have freedom. One of them has to go.

35 posted on 04/30/2003 7:02:46 PM PDT by goldilucky
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To: goldilucky; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
NEXT..?


Vietnam Flag of FREEDOM =

4) Milpitas, California
5) Santa Clara County, California
6) Fall Church, Virginia

Democrats in California State Legislature still voting "NO"


NEXT..?
36 posted on 06/24/2003 6:56:33 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.comt)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
It'd be nice if flags were flying around my area of town for this symbol of freedom. The problem is in my community people just don't give a damn.
37 posted on 06/24/2003 11:03:19 AM PDT by goldilucky
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Vietnam Flag of FREEDOM =

4) Milpitas, California
5) Santa Clara County, California
6) Fall Church, Virginia

Democrats in California State Legislature still voting "NO"


NEXT..?

7) LOUISIANA State
8) Houston TX
9) Saint Paul MN
10) Pomona CA (Processing)

NEXT ...?
38 posted on 06/27/2003 9:13:10 PM PDT by cutiedieuvan
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To: cutiedieuvan; Joy Angela; conservogirl; Ragtime Cowgirl; Alamo-Girl; kristinn; ...
Thank you for sharing what's NEXT for Vietnam's Flag of FREEDOM.

I was waving mine and my small American Flag of FREEDOM together at our Freeper...

.."WE LOVE BUSH".. Rally

...outside BUSH's Fundraising Dinner in Century City, California tonight, not far from where I went to College long ago.

Oh, what a night for FREEDOM it was..!!!

...Just like 'US at the OSCARS'

(Photos)
http://www.tripflicks.com/pro/
39 posted on 06/27/2003 11:35:59 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.comt)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Bush Rally in California!!

And Sunday, it's Freep Hillary!

America is a very good country!

40 posted on 06/27/2003 11:37:48 PM PDT by Joy Angela (Freep Hillary at a Book Signing Now!)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thanks for the heads up!
41 posted on 06/28/2003 8:36:46 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Joy Angela; Landru
.

Free Flag of Vietnam =

http://www.rfvn.com/picture/BieuTinh_NKK_02_15_04/BieuTinh_Nguyen_C_Ky_02_15_04_0123.JPG

.
42 posted on 04/05/2004 6:51:21 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Way To Go Slugger!
43 posted on 04/05/2004 6:54:04 PM PDT by cmsgop (For Gosh Sake MCI, NO MORE JAMES TAYLOR !!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Sarge I'm just so darned proud of you right now.
While far too many people have simply shrugged & walked away & forgotten you never waivered for an instant, you never forgot.

Your faith & perseverence paid off.
The Garden City CA residents who're former Vietnamese patriots -- today many of which are United States citizens -- can express how they really feel about the sell out of their beloved nation all those years ago.

They didn't forget nor did you & neither have I -- thanks almost entirely to you -- Ron.
Simply outstanding, my friend.

The insideous communist reds may have won *a* "battle," but they certainly never won the war.

You did.

...this Bud's for you. ;^)

44 posted on 04/06/2004 6:30:18 AM PDT by Landru (Indulgences: 2 for a buck.)
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To: Landru
.


And the Spirit goes on:


Little Saigon 'Communist-Free Zone' - Westminster City tonight

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/news/1130050/posts?page=1







Free Viet Flag Flies or Viet Grads Walk

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/news/1130828/posts?page=19

.
45 posted on 05/06/2004 4:51:40 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: First_Salute; socal_parrot; CARepubGal; conservogirl; AnnaZ

.

Gov. ARNOLD gives historic flag of S. Vietnam an official wave

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1678785/posts

.


46 posted on 08/06/2006 8:21:57 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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