Friday, April 30, 2010

Remembering the Fall of Saigon

USCIS 100:78. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s.*

The Vietnamese and American flags flying together
on the spot of the future Vietnamese Heritage Garden, San Jose

After the fall: Vietnamese remember 'Black April' 35 years later by Bruce Newman, SJ Mercury. The fall of Saigon will be commemorated during the following local events:
  • "21 and a Wakeup, A Story of Vietnam," film, screenings begin April 30 at Camera 3, 288 S. Second St., San Jose, for information call 408-998-3300 408-998-3300 .
  • Vietnamese American Heritage Project, oral histories featuring Councilwoman Madison Nguyen and others, 6 p.m. April 29, Camera 12, 201 S. Second St., free.
  • Panel Discussion on Black April, 5 p.m. April 30, San Jose City Hall, followed by outdoor performances by Vietnamese-American youth on the West Plaza, 200 E. Santa Clara St.
  • "35 Years After the Fall of Saigon: A panel discussion," 6 to 8 p.m. May 1 at A3 Couchroom, Old Union Clubhouse, 520 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University.

VOANews: VOA Staff Recounts Drama When Saigon Fell 35 Years Ago

It was 35 years ago that the American presence in Vietnam came to an end with a helicopter airlift from the roof of the U.S. embassy in Saigon. Wayne Corey, Steve Thompson and Pham Tran, affectionately known by his initials P.T., were VOA correspondents in Saigon in those days. Wayne, since retired and P.T., who's still working with us, spoke with VOA's Neil Currie.

  • Watch: Full interview with Wayne Corey and Pham Tran MP4

The Smithsonian Vietnamese American Heritage Project

Started in 2004, the Vietnamese American Heritage Project's vision is to commemorate the 30 plus years of mass Vietnamese migration to the United States, telling the story of challenge, sacrifice, and change—an ongoing journey that is changing the face of America.

78. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s.*

  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Korean War
  • Vietnam War
  • (Persian) Gulf War

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