BG City Commission Adopts South Vietnamese Flag

By Jon Hardison | 

Bowling Green's City Commission is doing its part to promote international democracy.

Backed by a large crowd of local Vietnamese-Americans the commission voted unanimously to adopt the former flag of South Vietnam as the official flag of the local Vietnamese community.

Many of the supporters tonight are refugees who came to America during the Vietnam war and many were moved to tears at the symbolic gesture.

"The people who have come from South Vietnam who have lived under Communist rule really want the world to know the true flag of Vietnam is the South Vietnam flag," said Mayor Elaine Walker

The yellow flag with red stripes is scheduled to fly over city hall during the week of the interational festival in September.