While I was leaving the station after Saturday’s Show I noticed a group of people across the street from the station:

As I got closer it appeared they were flying South Vietnamese flags

Sure enough it was a mix of Hmong

and other vets:

There was a wreath laying

and Signs thanking the US for fighting

To our friends on the left Vietnam was a useless quagmire, but to these people who had to flee their homeland know what we were fighting for and what it meant.

I spoke to Peter Don who was leading the event

He knows what freedom means because he lost it, may we remember that lesson

Today while we celebrate a day of glory for our military it is not inappropriate to remember some other people who fought with us many years ago.

At the Worcester City hall Saturday afternoon a group of vets and Vietnamese Americans held a ceremony to mark the 36th anniversary of the fall of Saigon

We should not forget that Vietnam is still under communist rule:

I talked to a Worcester Cop that day who was born in Vietnam after it fell, he talked about the place, the lack of freedoms and the whole 10 yards. A lot of people in Vietnam paid a high price when we stopped aiding the South Vietnam.

I also talked to a pair of people who attended:

America is lucky to have such people here, they have made us better.

We should not forget them or the people still in Vietnam who are not yet free:

A job left unfinished