Vietnamese Cultural Garden in Cleveland
73rd annual One World Day September 16, 2018
The Cleveland Vietnamese community was out in full force at the 73rd annual One World Day on the site of the upcoming Vietnam Cultural Garden. There was music, entertainment, food and fun as members of the Vietnamese community shared their culture with thousands of visitors on One World Day.
Vietnam Garden group at One World Day 2018
The opening ceremonies featured singing of the Vietnamese and US national anthems and remarks from Vietnamese Garden leaders Gia Hoa Ryan, Joe Meissner, Brunswick Mayor Ron Falconi and others.
Cleveland Councilman Matt Zone also spoke and presented a proclamation from the City of Cleveland.
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Raising a Vietnamese Flag on One World Day in Cleveland
Singing the national anthems
Brunswick Mayor Ron Falconi
Gia Hoa Ryan and Councilman Matt Zone
Proclamation from Councilman Matt Zone
After the formal ceremony, members particpated in the 2018 One World Day Parade of Flags.
Vietnamese Cultural Garden committee president Miss Gia Hoa Ryan displayed a model of the statue which will be the centerpiece of the future garden.
Gia Hoa Ryan
The festivities continued in the Vietnamese Cultural Garden all day with delicious food and drinks, photo opportunities and lessons on Vietnamese culture. This included original compositions such as this clip of Benny Vo showcasing some of his rap.
Benny Vo raps in Vietnam Cultural Garden on One World Day
Congratulations to Gia Hoa Ryan, Joe Meissner, Oanh Loi Powell and other committee members who made the day such a success.
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