Sunday, May 17, 2009

Chief Peter Young of the Asian Division Friends Society sharing his thoughts at the "Journey to Freedom" Reception

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Chief Peter Young of the Asian Division Friends Society, Library of Congress, sharing his thoughts with the Vietnamese American Community at the "Journey to Freedom: The Vietnamese Refugees Retrospective" Reception.

"Pay attention to the water theme" Chief Peter Young said, referring to the symbolic pictures on the banner "Journey to Freedom" - The challenging waters that the Vietnamese Boat People have crossed, and the blue beautiful water of the Capitol Reflection Pool in front of the Capitol Building ... - to emphasize the theme of how the Vietnamese Americans have overcome hardships and now have the first Vietnamese American Congressman serving the American people at large.

The Vietnamese people are the only people who use the word "Nuoc" [Water] to refer to their nation.



Professor Bich Ngoc Nguyen and Chief Peter Young of the Asian Division Friends Society, the Library of Congress on May 1st, 2009.

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