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April 23, 1989
I agree with Councilman Frank Fry and the others who voted against a special parade for the Vietnamese ("Viet Group Wants Official Recalled," April 14). There are a lot of people very upset when they drive by those blocks in Westminster that look like Vietnam instead of the United States of America. Is it any wonder Westminster is divided? When are all foreigners (Vietnamese, Mexicans) going to realize if the United States is good enough to let them come here, they should adapt to our ways, our rules, our customs, and our language and not try to force their ways on us. LILY M. LEWIS Costa Mesa
April 20, 2000 | (Greg Hernandez)
The Vietnamese Community of Orange County Inc. signed an agreement Wednesday with the U.S. Small Business Administration to begin a cooperative relationship that will help address the needs of minority businesses. The agreement will help the organization, which represents more than 3,000 local businesses owned by Vietnamese-Americans, increase participation in such SBA programs as those providing help with capital access and international trade and help to women-owned businesses.
Educators and leaders of Orange County's Vietnamese community on Saturday inaugurated an institute for teaching Vietnamese music, art, literature, language and history. More than 150 educators and business leaders attended the launch of the Viet Vien-Hoc Institute of Vietnamese Studies in Garden Grove. The educators included several prominent academics from Vietnam, most of whom taught at the University of Saigon and the University of Hue.
October 11, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A jury will now decide whether a Vietnamese woman who tried to set herself on fire last year is guilty of charges as serious as terrorism, or whether she simply wanted to protest Communism in her native country. Closing arguments wrapped up in federal court Thursday in the case of Ngoc Hanh Dang Nguyen, who was arrested last December. Witnesses say she carried a black bag to the front of a ballroom in the Marriott Hotel, where Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dzung was speaking.
August 16, 1993 | Here are portions of the address Pope John Paul II gave Sunday to representatives of Vietnamese Catholics during his visit to Denver
Dear Vietnamese Friends, My visit to Denver for the World Youth Day gives me this opportunity to meet you, members of the Vietnamese community of the United States, and to reaffirm my pastoral solicitude and affection for the whole Vietnamese people. I greet each one of you. I greet the community in exile, and I send a special word of esteem and friendship to your brothers and sisters in your homeland, where many are listening to my voice through a radio link-up.
Until last week, my childhood memories of Vietnam were hazy. I vaguely recalled days with friends in school, and of always hearing--without understanding--the echoes of cannon fire somewhere off in the darkness. I remembered that seemingly unending day, April 25, 1975, at the Tan Son Nhut airport in Saigon, as an 8-year-old girl waiting with thousands of others under the glowering sun to embark on a journey my mother said would take us far away.
October 4, 2000
A Vietnamese community agency has opened a child-care facility in Garden Grove aimed at freeing parents on welfare to find and keep jobs and to teach their youngsters in English and Vietnamese. The Phu Dong Early Childhood Development Center is the first center to offer Vietnamese language and cultural instruction in addition to English. Organizers say it is a first step toward serving some of the estimated 5,000 Vietnamese American families on public assistance in Orange County.
October 9, 1999
Two veterans of the South Vietnamese military will be buried side by side and with honors Saturday in the first graves of the new burial grounds for Vietnamese veterans at Westminster Memorial Park and Mortuary. Hundreds from the Vietnamese American community are expected to attend a 1 p.m. inaugural memorial for the two. A coalition of Vietnamese war veterans purchased 300 adjoining parcels on a grassy field at the memorial park for their own armed forces cemetery.
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