Đồng chí Lâm Thảo Nguyên Khu Bộ Trưởng Khu Bộ Arizona – Đại Việt Quốc Dân Đảng phát biểu trong buổi lễ trao nghị quyết công nhận cờ vàng của thành phố Phoenix – Arizona cho Cộng Đồng người Việt Tỵ Nạn TB Arizona
Good morning everyone,
Thank you all for joining us today. We have with us today the honorable Mr. Greg Stanton, Mayor of Phoenix. The honorable Mrs. Thelda Williams, councilwoman of the city of Phoenix. Mr. Kevin Dang, president of the Vietnamese Community of Arizona. Also with us are individuals from many associations, organizations, political and religious parties, and representatives of the media including radio stations and newspapers.
Ladies and Gentleman, today is a remarkable event for the Vietnamese community in Arizona. We are here to honor and receive the proclamation from Mr. Stanton that the people of Phoenix recognize the freedom flags of Vietnam. The Flags of the Republic of South Vietnam, which flew in Vietnam 39 years ago until April 30, 1975.
Since that day, many of us came to the United States to escape the grasp and oppression of the Vietnamese Communist regime. I know everyone here recognizes the color, shape and form of the freedom flags that is a part of our heritage in spirit since the fall of Saigon. We already know what the freedom flags represent and what they stand for. So, today, we need to recognize the enemy’s flags, it’s red color with the golden star in the middle. The flags of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Those flags represent the horrific acts against its own people, those flags represent the absence of human rights, freedom of the press, freedom of expression, and freedom of religion. The red color with the golden star, represents the 3rd International Communist Organization for the imperial state of China in 1949.
We should not allow the Vietnamese communist flags to fly and rise here in Phoenix because it causes distress to the victims of the war, including the 58,000 U.S. soldiers who sacrificed for our freedom. We should not welcome the presence of the flags of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to be here in any shape and form.
For our next step, the Vietnamese community of Arizona should follow the steps taken by other cities in California, which would mean restricting and preventing communist regime officials from doing business and being present here in Arizona. Why? Because they make money here and bring it back to Vietnam for more weapons, equipment, and to put down the people of Vietnam in order to govern the country for the benefit of the group of leaders among the communist party.
Ladies and gentlemen, today we are very proud that the yellow flag, our true flag, will fly and rise in all of the event that we commemorate the Black April day, and all of the cultural events hosted by the Vietnamese community of Arizona here in Phoenix. We are all proud to be Phoenicians, to call Phoenix our home. We recognize that we live a better life compared to our people in Vietnam right now, living under the oppression of the communist party. Please include those who remain in Vietnam in your prayers. Pray that one day, a regime change will happen so the country will be better.
Thank you, God bless you all.
Arizona Regional / Nationalist Party of Greater Vietnam