Two years in the making, a new monument dedicated to Little Saigon has been unveiled in Orange County, reports the OC Register.
The monument celebrates the Vietnamese American community’s success in building a thriving community after the Fall of Saigon.
Little Saigon has the highest density of Vietnamese outside of Southeast Asia.
“I hope it provokes the younger generation to also listen to their parents,” said artist James Dinh, 49, of Cerritos. “By retelling the stories, those stories can become legends and eventually part of our folklore.”
The monument in the Asian Garden Mall in Westminster is meant to be a gathering place where people can chat.
The totem pole-like structure is part of the Vietnamese Cultural Alliance’s Courage to Rebuild initiative. It is based on a story in Vietnamese folklore about a king who marries a fairy and together, they have 100 children.
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