“It also carries appreciation and gratitude from the younger generation to the older generation who came here as refugees and immigrants and have worked very hard to build a better future.”
Vietnamese-Americans filled the audience at Tuesday’s meeting. And Councilman Ray Tretheway – a veteran of the Vietnam War – addressed them when he declared his support for the resolution.
“In 1969 I was in Vietnam. And like many people in Vietnam, I never knew why. But tonight now I know why I was there. I’ve heard from your very words. And they’re about opportunity, tolerance, respect – your willingness to build a legacy with us in America.”
Next week, Sacramento County Supervisors will vote on designating another half-mile section of Stockton Boulevard outside the city limits as “Little Saigon”.