South Pudget Sound
South Pudget Sound
in support of the Vietnamese-American community and its display of the
Yellow Flag with Three Red Stripes, also known as the Vietnamese-American
Heritage and Freedom Flag.
Vietnamese-Americans were forced to flee Vietnam in fear after the fall
of Saigon in 1975; and
of these Vietnamese-American born children choose to attend South Pudget
Sound Community College and they definitely have enriched the diversified
student body of South Pudget Sound Community College; and
Pudget Sound Community College prides itself in welcoming students from
diverse backgrounds and from all countries around the world; and
Vietnamese-Americans embrace the flag of the former Republic of Vietnam
(South Vietnam) with three red stripes on a yellow background as a symbol
of their heritage and promotion of freedom and democracy;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE SOUTH PUDGET SOUND COMMUNITY COLLEGE Student Senate
officially recognizes the Yellow Flag with Three Red Stripes as a symbol
of the Vietnamese-American community in Olympia and the surrounding areas
and supports the display of this flag at community events and at appropiate
locations on the campus of South Pudget Sound Community College as defined
by the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
LET IT ALSO BE KNOW,
that the Student Senate will work to create favorable conditions to help
the Vietnamese-American community have a salutation of the Yellow Flag
with Three Red Stripes at the New Year Celebration.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
that South Pudget Sound Community College Student Senate encourages the
Administration, College Board of Trustees, Vietnamese-American Community
and South Pudget Sound Community College’s Vietnamese Student Association
to work in cooperation with the Student Senate in order to find a way to
represent and honor the Vietnamese-American community on the collage campus.
The Student Senate suggests that this visual representation should include
the Vietnamese-American Heritage and Freedom Flag.
Adopted this 10th day
of December, 2003
On behalf of South
Pudget Sound Community College Student Senate,
Walker Wise, SPSCC