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April 30 is South Vietnamese Day in Virginia

April 26, 2016 By: chinhdo Category: RVA News No Comments →

April 30 is South Vietnamese Day in Virginia


Designating April 30, in 2013 and in each succeeding year, as South Vietnamese Recognition Day in Virginia.

Agreed to by the Senate, February 21, 2013

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 22, 2013

WHEREAS, South Vietnamese Americans, a proud, industrious people, make up the fourth-largest group of Asian Americans in the United States; and
WHEREAS, a South Vietnamese mass immigration to the United States began when communist tyranny swept the former Republic of Vietnam after the fall of Saigon in 1975; and

WHEREAS, to the very end, soldiers of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) fought valiantly, defending their freedom with skill, daring, and gallantry; the ARVN 3rd Cavalry Regiment, for example, demonstrated such skill and heroism in battle that it was awarded the coveted United States Presidential Unit Citation; and

WHEREAS, nearly 60,000 American fighters died in the Vietnam War and some 224,000 South Vietnamese troops also fell defending their nation; and

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