Wichita in Sedgwick County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Wichita Vietnamese American Memorial
Republic of Vietnam • Viêt Nam Công Hòa
We, the Vietnamese American Community of Wichita, Kansas, dedicate this plaque in the memory and honor of American, Vietnamese and Allied soldiers who fought to resist the North Vietnamese Communist aggression against the Republic of Vietnam. We honor in particular the more than 58,000 American soldiers who sacrificed their own lives for the cause of freedom in our land. These men and women valiantly discharged their duties and shed their blood on our soil for a noble cause - that the South Vietnamese may live in freedom for many years.
After Communists conquered the South in 1975, millions of South Vietnamese rejected the prospect of living under an authoritarian regime, and fled their homeland by land and sea to search for freedom. Along their arduous journeys, hundreds of thousands perished in the jungles, on the oceans, and in refugee camps. We were among those who survived and arrived in this land of the free.
Having faced crimes against humanity committed by the Communists, we fully appreciate the value of freedom and democracy. Therefore, we would like to express our profound gratitude to those who fought by our side,
We have begun anew in this "Land of Liberty".
[There is also a Vietnamese language version on the plaque]
Erected 2012 by Vietnamese American Community of Wichita.
Location. 37° 41.447′ N, 97° 20.796′ W. Marker is in Wichita, Kansas, in Sedgwick County. Monument is in the Veterans Memorial Park of Wichita. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 339 North Greenway, Wichita KS 67202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Don't Spit on the Sidewalk (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Wichita (CA-45) (within shouting distance of this marker); Purple Heart Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gold Star Families (about 400 feet away); Marine Corps Memorial (about 400 feet away); Fleet Marine Force Navy Hospital Corpsmen (about 400 feet away); Vietnam War and Homefront Memorial (about 400 feet away); American Gold Star Mothers (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wichita.
Also see . . .
1. Veterans Memorial Park of Wichita. (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Wichita's Vietnamese American Community Memorial Dedicated (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Vietnamese American Community. (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Veterans Memorial Park of Wichita. (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 441 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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