To Elected Officials:
– Members of California State Legislature (Senate and Assembly);
– Board of County Supervisors (Orange, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, Santa Clara, San Francisco …);
– Mayor and City Council Members (Garden Grove, Westminster, Fountain Valley, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine,
The Republic of Vietnam and its People, the Armed Forces, Elected and Governmental Officials had struggled against the invasion of the Vietnamese Communist to defend the Democratic Regime and protect the Freedom, Property and Life of Vietnamese people. The Vietnam War is a war with the Just Cause on the side of the Republic of Vietnam and its People.
The US government sent 3 million US soldiers to serve in Vietnam and sacrificed more than 58,714 servicemen and servicewomen and 1,742 soldiers still Missing in Action to assist the Republic of Vietnam’s people to defend their Just Cause.
During the conflict, Media reports were mostly focused on the military and political actions. Little reporting was done on the citizens of Vietnam who were facing daily threats to their lives; executions, torture, loss of their belongings, their properties and especially the loss of their Country and their beloved flag. In addition, it is estimated that one million “Boat People” died at sea trying to escape seeking freedom along with those who died in prison and re-education camps.
History has now reached the point revealing that the world’s past opinion about the Vietnam War and the “Revolution” in Vietnam was the wrong course of action. Even the Vietnamese Communist Leaders in retrospect have admitted their mistakes with the building of the country based on the illusion of the communism.
The success of the “Vietnam Veterans,” the coming to America of large numbers of Vietnamese nationals, the Boat People Exodus from the Communist Vietnam, the significant contributions of the Vietnamese Americans into the American society and the current tendency of political and economic change in Vietnam has resulted with comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and USA, which also has forced people to revise their opinion about the Vietnam War.
It is long overdue to recognize the sacrifices of the Citizens, Elected and Governmental Officials and Armed Forces of the Republic of Vietnam (AFORVN) and give them the honor and respect that they deserve, especially now that nearly two million Americans who are the offspring of these same heroes. While we are discussing this we must never forget the sufferings of million of families of the US soldiers and Allied Armies who served in the Vietnam War.
We urge your favorable consideration of our proposal and request your efforts to pass a resolution to honor the “Just Cause of the Republic of Vietnam,” and recognize the enormous sacrifices and contributions of its Army, People, Elected and Governmental Officials as well as the American soldiers, the Vietnam War Veterans, the Allied Armies and their families.
We deeply appreciate your efforts in this honorable action.
On behalf of the Steering Committee For Republic of Viet Nam Day Resolution
Lac Tan Nguyen, Campaign Coordinator
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