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Legislation #: 050233 Introduction Date: 3/3/2005
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS MCFADDEN-WEAVER, XBARNES, BROOKS, COOPER, EDDY, HERMANN, SCHUMACHER, NASH, RILEY, ROWLAND, SKAGGS, FAIRFIELD AND GLOVER
Title: Recommending that the City of Kansas City recognize the flag which consists of three red horizontal stripes on a field of gold as the official flag of the Vietnamese American community

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3/2/2005 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/3/2005 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 050233

 

Recommending that the City of Kansas City recognize the flag which consists of three red horizontal stripes on a field of gold as the official flag of the Vietnamese American community

 

WHEREAS, there are a significant number of Vietnamese-Americans who have chosen to make Kansas City, Missouri their home; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas Citys Vietnamese-American community has made substantial contributions to the cultural, religious, political and business life of the City of Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, the vast majority of Kansas Citys Vietnamese-Americans embrace the yellow and three red-striped flag as the Freedom and Heritage Flag of the Vietnamese-American community; and

 

WHEREAS, the yellow flag with three red stripes is widely embraced because of its long history as a symbol of reliance, freedom and democracy in Vietnamese-American communities in Kansas City, Missouri; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas Citys Vietnamese-Americans proudly raise this Freedom and Heritage Flag; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council formally recognizes the yellow flag with three red stripes as the official flag of the Vietnamese-American community; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to the Freedom and Heritage Flag of the Vietnamese American Community of Greater Kansas City with the approval of the Mayor and Council that this flag may be displayed on any City-owned property, at any City-controlled or City-sponsored Vietnamese-American event, or any public function organized by the Vietnamese-American community, subject to the permit requirements of the City.

 

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