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Vietnamese Cultural Garden on One World Day

Vietnamese Cultural Garden in Cleveland
74th annual One World Day
August 25, 2019

The Cleveland Vietnamese community was out in full force at the 74th 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.

Vietnamese Cultural Garden on One World Day 2019

Vietnamese Cultural Garden on One World Day 2019


A flag-raising began the ceremony in the Vietnamese Cultural Garden as community leader Toan Huynh called the people to attention. An anthem of Vietnam and then the Star Spangled banner were sung.

Vietnamese Cultural Garden on One World Day 2019

Gia Hoa Ryan, Executive Director of the Friendship Foundation and President of the Vietnamese Cultural Garden, then welcomed the crowd and introduced the speakers including Cleveland Councilman Matt Zone, Cleveland Chief Ed Rybka, Global Cleveland president Joe Cimperman, Brunswick Mayor Ron Falconi, Vietnamese Cultural Garden VP David Thi, the president of the local Vietnamese community and others.

Gia Hoa Ryan introduced Matt Zone

Gia Hoa Ryan introduced Matt Zone


Councilman Matt Zone, wife Michelle and Gia Hoa Ryan

Councilman Matt Zone, wife Michelle and Gia Hoa Ryan


City of Cleveland's Ed Rybka

City of Cleveland's Ed Rybka


Global Cleveland's Joe Cimperman

Global Cleveland's Joe Cimperman


Brunswick Mayor Ron Falconi

Brunswick Mayor Ron Falconi


Vietnmese Cultural Garden VP David Thi

Vietnamese Cultural Garden VP David Thi


Vietnmese Cultural Garden VP

Vietnamese Cultural Garden VP


Cleveland Vietnmese Community Leader

Cleveland Vietnamese Community Leader


The next generation

The next generation


Vietnam Veteran

Vietnam Veteran


Click on the white arrow below to watch the video of the opening ceremony and presentations.






After the formal ceremony, members participated in the 2019 One World Day Parade of Flags.

See photos and videos of the 2019 Parade of Flags

Enjoy these other images from One World Day 2019 in the Vietnamese Cultural Garden in Cleveland.

Joe Meissner and daughter Bettina

Joe Meissner and daughter Bettina


Vietnamese Cultural Garden on One World Day in Cleveland


Vietnamese Cultural Garden on One World Day in Cleveland


Vietnamese Cultural Garden on One World Day in Cleveland


Dancing in Vietnamese Cultural Garden on One World Day in Cleveland


Saigon t-shirt in Vietnamese Cultural Garden on One World Day in Cleveland


Vietnamese Cultural Garden on One World Day in Cleveland


Congratulations to Gia Hoa Ryan, Joe Meissner and other committee members who made the day such a success.

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