NETWORK OF ENTERTAINING ASIAN AMERICAN TALENT
“It’s a yellow banner with three red stripes darting across its center. It still hangs high on flagpoles and stores in Little Saigon. But this symbol has less meaning for the younger generation of Vietnamese Americans who were born in America or came to California as children.”
The article has a great perspective on the younger generation not being limited to just serving the Vietnamese community because of our English skills and the questions it brings about whether it means the Vietnamese community will grow stronger from it or be more diluted. But I just take offense to the reporter saying that the South Vietnam flag is any less significant of a symbol to us. For me and for many other UVSA-involved students, we know what the symbol of the south VN flag is and we understand and feel the significance of it. Though we did not fight in the war and though we also hold the American flag with respect, we don’t discount our own heritage flag by any means.