Archive for September, 2014

Ottawa Citizen – This is not my flag

September 5, 2014

On Sept. 2 of every year, government institutions such as Ottawa City Hall raise the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s red flag with a gold star to mark its National Independence Day. Just like the Vietnamese-Canadians who demonstrated on Tuesday, I also see this flag as an offensive symbol and an atrocious tribute to a ruthless totalitarian regime that forced us to flee our war-torn nation. Vietnamese-Canadians see this flag in the same light as Canadians would see the Nazi flag. More than … Continue reading →