Assemblymember Daly Commemorates "Black April Memorial Week," April 23-April 30

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The date of April 30, 2013, marks the 38th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. Recognizing the importance of this event, Assemblymember Daly (D-Anaheim) is co-authoring a resolution with Senator Lou Correa (D – Santa Ana) honoring American and Vietnamese lives lost during the Vietnam War era. "Black April Memorial Week" also seeks to commemorate the countless Vietnamese who became political refugees following the fall of Saigon, which led to the creation of the largest diaspora in the history of Vietnam.

According to the 2010 Census, 581,946 Vietnamese Americans reside in California and of that number, 183,766 Vietnamese call Orange County home. Assemblymember Daly greatly values the vibrancy, success, and resiliency of this community and he supports their desire for human rights, religious freedom, and democracy in Vietnam.

"Black April Memorial Week serves as a constant reminder of the ultimate sacrifice of many American service members and Vietnamese during the Vietnam War era. It is our responsibility to honor their legacy and support efforts for freedom and democracy," said Assemblymember Daly.