Date: June 10, 2015
To: Senator Kevin De Léon
Senator Jean Fuller
In the attachments of this email you will find our Steering Committee for Republic of Viet Nam Day Resolution Campaign Package including Cover Letter, Rationale for the Republic of Vietnam Day Resolution, and Suggested Draft Version of the Resolution, copies of Resolutions passed by cities of Garden Grove, Westminster, Santa Ana for your reference and consideration.
Since our Committee started our campaign we already got the passed Resolutions as well Proclamation from three cities of Orange County (Garden Grove, Westminster, and Santa Ana). We are trying to lobby the other cities of Fountain Valley, Irvine , Orange County Supervisor Board, and other elected official of the State.
As you all know that 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.
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 submit to the California Legislature 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 American soldiers, Vietnam War Veterans, Allied Armies and their families.
Our Steering Committee is ready to meet with you to present our campaign and answer any questions, as well as say thank you to you.
We deeply appreciate your effort in this honorable action.
On behalf of the Steering Committee for Republic of Viet Nam Day Resolution
Lac Tan Nguyen, Former President of Vietnamese American Community of Southern California,
Committee Campaign Coordinator
Republic of Viet Nam Day Resolutions passed by cities of Orange County
1.- City of Garden Grove passed this Resolution on Oct. 14, 2014
2.- City of Santa Ana passed a Proclamation recognizing Republic of Vietnam Day on Jan. 20, 2015
3.- City of Westminster passed this Resolution on Jan. 14, 2015