Resolution Recognizing
The Golden Yellow Flag With Three Red Stripes
As The Official Flag Of The Vietnamese American Community
In The City Of Falls Church
 
 

(TR03-17)
 
 



 
 
 
 
 


 

Meeting Date: 4-14-03

Title: Resolution Recognizing The Golden Yellow Flad With Three Red Stripes As The Official Flag Of The Vietnamese American Community In The City Of Falls Church 

The Agenda No.: (TR03-17)

Proposed Motion: MOVE passage of TR03-17
 

Originating Dept. Head: Disposition by Council:
KatWeen C. Buschow
City Clerk 703.248.5014
 

 

For Mayor Gardner

City Manager: City Attorney: CFO:
Daniel McKeever, Roy Thor Thorpe, Jr., Shirley Hughes
 

 

BACKGROUND: The City of Falls Church, particularly the Eden Center, is the home to one of the largest Vietnamese communities on the east coast of the United States. Vietnamese Americans have asked that the golden-yellow flag with three red stripes, commonly recognized as representing the Vietnamese American Community, be officially recognized by local goverment and that permission be given for it to be flown at public events, in accordance with the Code of the City of Falls Church.
 
 

RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE GOLDEN-YELLOW FLAG WITH THREE RED STRIPES AS THE OFFICIAL FLAG OF THE VIETNAMESE AMERICAN COMMUNITY IN THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH
 
 

WHEREAS, the City of Falls Church is the home of a substantial Vietnamese commercial development known as the "Eden Center" that is one of the largest gathering places for the Vietnamese American Community on the east coast of the United States; and
 

WHEREAS, the Vietnamese American Community, through the Eden Center, makes a significant contribution to the City of Falls Church both economically and culturally; and
 

WHEREAS, the vast majority of Vietnamese Americans who fled Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon in 1975 do not condone the current Vietnamese regime nor recognize its flag; and
 

WHEREAS, the vast majority of Vietnamese Americans embrace the golden-yellow flag with three red stripes as the symbol of the Vietnamese American Community; and
 

WHEREAS, dating back to 1948, the golden-yellow flag with three red stripes has a long history in Vietnam and is a broader symbol of resilience, freedom, and democracy that represents the cultural heritage of the Vietnamese American Community; and
 

WHEREAS, Vietnamese Americans who live and work in the City of Falls Church have shown their desire that the golden-yellow flag with three red stripes be recognized as the official flag of the Vietnamese American Community; and
 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the City Council of the City of Falls Church, Virginia that the golden-yellow flag with three red stripes be recognized as the official flag of the Vietnamese American Community and flown adjacent to the American flag at the Eden Center in the City of Falls Church.

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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