Sunday, May 24, 2015

Memorial Day and the Vietnam War



"Maybe someday everyone has free and rights to do everything they want."--Ngo Huu Phuc

uscitizenpod: Memorial Day: Vietnam Time Line

Ngo Huu Phuc reads "The Vietnam Time Line" essay in honor of Memorial Day. Mr Ngo was a mechanic in the South Vietnam Air Force and studied for US Citizenship at Milpitas Adult School. He became a US Citizen in 2009.

You can find a copy of "The Vietnam Time Line" in HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL DAYS IN THE USA by Mary Glasgow, Scholastic Inc., 2001, ISBN 1-900702-59-2.


uscitizenpod (gagliajn): The Vietnam War Memorial, Washington DC

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, The Three Soldiers, and The Vietnam Women's Memorial, april 2013.  I took this picture in 2010 near the Vietnam Heritage Garden, San Jose.  May the American and Vietnamese peoples always stand together!



uscitizenpod (gagliajn): Sons of San Jose Vietnam War Memorial

These photos were taken on Memorial Day 2013 at Sons of San Jose Vietnam War Memorial, Guadalupe Park, by Paula Harbor and were uploaded to Facebook. I asked Paula if I could share them. Her comments:

I hate war. I hate violence. I hate greed. I look at this name etched into granite and wonder ... what if?

Over the course of the couple hours I was at this memorial today people came and went. Parents, siblings, friends, vets, Vietnamese with bouquets of thanks. Everyone had a story. "Do you have someone on the wall?" The answer was always yes and the story told. A man came and put his hand on my shoulder. After several moments we spoke. He helped with find raising the memorial and talked about his buddies who are on the wall. I shared about Gus.


For more info about the wall, see www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_22818391/dedication-...

and www.sjwarmemorial.com/1401.html

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

OTAN Webinar Citizenship Preparation Resources for Adult Education



OTAN Webinar Citizenship Preparation Resources for Adult Education
https://goo.gl/V3ZyFe
OTAN 2015
May 21, 2015 1:00-2:30pm
connect.otan.us/tech4citprep/
J. Gagliardi
Milpitas Adult School
jgagliar@musd.org

Wednesday, May 20, 2015