What: Black April Commemoration - Fall of Saigon
When: Thursday, April 30 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Alief Elsik High School Auditorium, 12601 High Star Drive, Houston, TX 77072
Why: Black April, "Quoc Han 30 thang 4," is a deeply meaningful and important remembrance date for the Vietnamese diasporas and is observed each 30th day of April. In 1975, this date marked the Fall of Saigon and was the symbolic ending of the Vietnam War and the Government of the Republic of Vietnam. In the years following the end of the war, waves of hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese fled the country as refugees--leaving as “boat people” to seek asylum and a new life in many foreign countries. Countless lives were lost in the open sea or in the deep jungle. Today, over a million people in the United States attribute their heritage directly to refugees resettled in the United States.
*Program Sponsored in part by HCRP
12601 High Star Dr
Houston, TX 77072
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