RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MILPITAS
AND ENDORSING A.C.R 68
Vietnamese-Americans should be honored and remembered for their sacrifices
for freedom and human rights and for their contributions to the United
Milpitas is home to many Vietnamese-Americans; and
the vast majority of Vietnamese-Americans embrace the yellow flag with
three red stripes as a symbol of the Vietnamese-American community; and
Vietnamese-Americans annually commemorate Aprtil 30th as “Black April
Rememberance Day” to remind all Vietnamese-Americans to remain vigilant
in opposition to tyranny in all forms, to actively support human rights
for all people and to celebrate the principles of democracy, justice, and
tolerance upon which our nation was founded.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Milpitas,
The City of Milpitas recognizes the flag which consists of three horizontal
stripes of red upon a field of golad as the flag of the Vietnamese-American
community in California and recognizes that the flag may be displayed as
part of a flag ceremony at the ceremonial flag poles approved by the City
Council at the Higuera Adobe or at the four-pole ceremonial flag site in
the plaza at the back of the City Hall pursuant to the City Council flag
policy and the permit requirements of the City.
City of Milpitas supports and endorses A.C.R. No. 68 currently before the
California Legislature as it urges the State to recognize the yellow flag
with three red stripes as a symbol of the Vietnamese-American community
in California and establishes the manner by which the flag may be ceremoniously
displayed on State-owned property.
AND ADOPTED this 6th day of May, 2003, by the following vote:
Mayor Esteves, Vice Mayor Dixon, Councilmembers Gomez, Livengood, and Polanski.