Interfaith Ceremony Commemorating the Vietnamese Victims of Communism
VOC joined representatives of the Vietnamese American community on Saturday, August 29th for the first annual interfaith ceremony to commemorate the millions of Vietnamese victims of communism. The ceremony took place at 6:00 pm at the Victims of Communism Memorial.
Since communism took over, Vietnam has fought four wars, was subjected to a devastating land reform program that took 200,000 lives, underwent the Hue massacre, forced its citizens to attend reeducation camps, and lost more than 400,000 people trying to escape the regime. Between 1946 and 1989, communism has caused the deaths of more than five million people in Vietnam.