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CITY COUNCIL
CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU
HONOLULU, HAWAII
 
 

No. 04-72  
RESOLUTION
 
 



RECOGNIZING THE FLAG OF THE REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM AS THE HERITAGE AND FREEDOM FLAG OF THE VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN COMMUNITY OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU.

    WHEREAS, the City and County of Honolulu is the residence of many ethnic cultures from around the world, making it a “melting pot” of such cultures; and

    WHEREAS, many ethnic Vietnamese who came to this city from Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s are now naturalized American citizens; and

WHEREAS, although they are citizens, the Vietnamese in this city still wish to preserve their own culture and heritage; and

WHEREAS, the Vietnamese in Honolulu have for generations contributed and will continue to contribute to the City’s economic welfare and diverse cultural heritage; and

    WHEREAS, the flag of the former Republic of Vietnam, which consists of three horizontal stripes of gules, a red color, on a field of gold, symbolizes for the Vietnamese their ethnic culture and heritage and their economic contribution to this city, and is the preferred symbol of the city’s Vietnamese-American community; now, therefore,

    BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City and County of Honolulu that it recognize the flag of the former Republic of Vietnam, to be known as the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag, as the symbol of the Vietnamese-American community and its cultural and economic contributions to the City and County of Honolulu; and

    BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that copies of this Resolution be transmitted to the Mayor and the American-Vietnamese Coalition of Hawaii.

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DATE OF INTRODUCTION:
                        

        
Honolulu, Hawaii                     Councilmembers

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