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Wichita in Sedgwick County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Wichita Vietnamese American Memorial

Republic of Vietnam Vit Nam Cng Ha

 
 
Wichita Vietnamese American Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
1. Wichita Vietnamese American Memorial Marker
Inscription.
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, and to the American people who have embraced us with wide open arms and provided us with new opportunities.

We have begun anew in this "Land of Liberty".

[There is also a Vietnamese
Wichita Vietnamese American Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
2. Wichita Vietnamese American Memorial
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. Touch for map. Monument is in the Veterans Memorial Park of Wichita. Marker is at or near this postal address: 339 North Greenway, Wichita KS 67202, United States of America.
 
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.)
Wichita Vietnamese American Memorial Dragon Urn image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
3. Wichita Vietnamese American Memorial Dragon Urn

4. Veterans Memorial Park of Wichita. (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, Vietnam
 
 
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 392 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
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