Hesperia, Ngày 28 Tháng 8 Năm 2016
Lá thư của Chủ Tịch Ủy Ban 50 Năm Kỷ Niệm Chiến Tranh Việt Nam tổ chức tại Honolulu
To all Overseas Vietnamese-American Community,
I, Col. G. E. Castagnetti, (Ret.), want to thank the Vietnamese community for working hard to participate in the State of Hawaii sponsored 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War. Your enthusiasm and motivation is refreshing.
The Flag and the National Anthem of the Former Republic of Vietnam, Vietnam Cong Hoa, are authorized to be displayed and music performed at the State of Hawaii sponsored 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorations in all events.
One of the five objectives of Department of Defense Commemoration written in the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act is “To recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the Allies of the United States during the Vietnam War.”
Accordingly,the Former Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces now represented by the Vietnam Cong Hoa Veterans Associations are to be recognized, honored for your service and sacrifice as one of Allies and encouraged to fully participate in all events.
Thank you for your assistance,
Col. G.E. Casatgnetti, (USMC Ret.)