Ceremony in Oklahoma City mourns fall of Saigon - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Ceremony in Oklahoma City mourns fall of Saigon

Updated:
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Hundreds of Vietnamese Americans and their guests gathered at Military Park in Oklahoma City to mourn the fall of Saigon 30 years ago.

But there was a hopeful note to the Day of Mourning ceremony Saturday, as community leaders noted the advance of freedom around the world and improvements in civil rights in their homeland.

Vinh Nguyen -- chairman of the Vietnamese-American Community of Oklahoma City -- says she hopes the liberation of Vietnam.

The flag of the defeated Republic of South Vietnam -- a yellow background and three red stripes -- was guest of honor at this year's ceremony. A resolution passed recently by the Oklahoma Legislature names it the official flag of the Vietnamese community in Oklahoma.
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.