VIỆT NAM CỘNG HOÀ MUÔN NĂM
Hội Đồng Thành Phố Boston Long Trọng
Công Nhận Lá Quốc Kỳ Việt Nam Cộng Ḥa
là Lá Cờ của Cộng Đồng Người Việt.
(Ngày 30 Tháng 7 Năm 2003)
The Board of Supervisors of the City of Boston, Massachusetts
recognized the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag
as the symbol of the Vietnamese-American community.
A Fight for Viet Flag
7-30-2003: Original Resolution sent by Council President Michael F. Flaherty
Pictures taken at Boston City Hall
after the passage of Resolution No. 03-1104
CITY OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
RESOLUTION NO. 03-1104
JULY 30, 2003
RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BOSTON RECOGNIZING
THE VIETNAMESE HERITAGE AND FREEDOM FLAG AS THE
OFFICIAL SYMBOL OF THE VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN
COMMUNITY OF BOSTON
Offered by Councillors Maureen Feeney, Michael Flaherty, Stephen Murphy, Jerry McDermott, Maura Hennigan, Michael Ross, Paul Scapicchio, John Tobin, Felix Arroyo, Rob Consalvo, Chuck Turner, Charles Yancey & Jim Kelly
WHEREAS: There are a significant number of Vietnamese-Americans who have chosen to make the City of Boston their home; AND
WHEREAS: Boston’s Vietnamese-American community have made substantial contributions to the cultural, religious, political and business life of the City of Boston; AND
WHEREAS: The vast majority of Boston’s Vietnamese-Americans embrace the yellow and red-striped Heritage and Freedom Flag as the symbol of the Vietnamese-American community; AND
WHEREAS: This yellow flag with three red stripes is widely embraced because of its long history as a symbol of resilience, freedom and democracy both in Vietnam itself and Vietnamese-American communities throughout Boston and elsewhere; AND
WHEREAS: Boston’s Vietnamese-Americans and the City of Boston have proudly raised this Heritage and Freedom flag alongside the flags of the City of Boston and the United States on Boston City Hall Plaza as a demonstration of their support for freedom and democracy in their country of origin and in protest to the violations of basic human and civil rights of the current government of Vietnam; NOW THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED: That the Boston City Council supports the recognition of the Heritage and Freedom Flag as the official symbol of the Boston Vietnamese-American community and to know that we stand in strong support of their efforts to promote freedom and democracy in their country of origin; AND BE IT FURTHER
RESOLVED: That the Boston City Council encourages the continued display and respect of the Heritage and Freedom Flag on Boston City Hall Plaza and on all city owned buildings and places when appropriate and we encourage other cities and towns and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to do the same; AND BE IT FURTHER
RESOLVED: That the Boston City Council opposes any actions or statements that would offend Boston’s Vietnamese-American community that contributes so much to the vitality and stability of our neighborhoods.
Michael F. Flaherty
President of the City Council
Clerk of the City of Boston
Maureen E. Feeney
Adopted In City Council: July 30, 2003
----- Original Message -----
From: Flaherty, Michael (City Council)
To: 'Biet Hai' ; Salerno, Rosaria ; McDermott, Jerry ; Ross, Michael (City Council) ; Turner, Chuck ; Tobin, John ; Consalvo, Rob (City Council) ; Yancey, Charles ; Feeney, Maureen ; Kelly, James (City Council) ; Scapicchio, Paul ; Murphy, Stephen (City Council) ; Hennigan, Maura ; Arroyo, Felix (City Councilor) ; Flaherty, Michael (City Council)
Cc: Huynh, Diane ; Kineavy, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 5:43 AM
Subject: RE: BOSTON CITY RESOLUTION NO. 1104
This resolution was passed by the Boston City Council on a vote of 12-0 on July 30, 2003. Councilor Kelly who was absent due to illness has subsequently indicated his support for the resolution as well. A copy of the resolution -- which has received final passage cannot be amended or vetoed -- is attached for your information. The City Council and the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services through Diane Huynh worked closely with representatives of Boston's Vietnamese-American organizations to bring this resolution forward. Mayor Menino has always been a great friend to Boston's Vietnamese-American community and the work and support of his staff helped ensure the passage of this Council resolution
A formal copy of the adopted resolution -- signed by me as the Council President, signed by Councilor Maureen Feeney as the primary sponsor, and signed and attested to by the City Clerk -- has been transmitted to Tam Tran on behalf of the entire Boston Vietnamese-American community. It is my understanding they are planning a community celebration for late September although details remain to be determined.
Thank you for your support.
City Council President
Danh sách các thành phố, quận hạt và tiểu bang đă
thông qua Nghị Quyết Vinh Danh Quốc Kỳ Việt Nam.
List of Cities and States with Resolutions and Proclamations
recognizing the Vietnamese Freedom and Heritage Flag:
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