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
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.
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
Councilman Matt Zone, wife Michelle and Gia Hoa Ryan
City of Cleveland's Ed Rybka
Global Cleveland's Joe Cimperman
Brunswick Mayor Ron Falconi
Vietnamese Cultural Garden VP David Thi
Vietnamese Cultural Garden VP
Cleveland Vietnamese Community Leader
The next generation
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.
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