April 30th – update Asia


A computer model of the MGM Grand Ho

Today is an important anniversary date in American involvement in Asia; rather than offer any commentary I would like to offer instead two pictures taken 35 years apart.

Anniversary of Vietnam war

File / AP
A North Vietnamese tank rolls through the gate of the Presidential Palace in Saigon on April 30, 1975, signifying the fall of South Vietnam. The war ended that day with the fall of Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh City.
Advertisements

2 Responses to “April 30th – update Asia”


  1. 1 Melissa Rinchiuso April 30, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    What a difference that 35 years made. Just think what other sites could soon be lavish vacation spots.

  2. 2 Rita P Best April 30, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Excellent Commentary…and amazing to see the difference of 35 years to the day. I have family friends, a few who were there those last days, both as diplomates and as military…I forwarded your post. Their response was both Shock and Amazement.

    It seems we live in cycles, chapters that cycles through our lives, some chapters change us forever. The French didn’t do a great job, nether did the Americans, time will tell if the Casino’s will do better. Who knows they may just find the silver lining. It will be interesting to see how the Vietnamese adjust, Where have all the Communist gone? I would suspect they wear suits and ties and practice a new religion, money! They are learning the virtues of being good capitalists.

    Thanks for sharing…rite


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




Disclaimer

This is a personal blog and the information in articles posted here represents my personal views. It does not necessarily represent the views of people, institutions or organizations that I may or may not be related with, and is not sponsored or endorsed by them unless stated explicitly. Comments and other public postings are the sole responsibility of their authors, and I shall not take any responsibility and liability for any libel or litigation that results from information written in or as a direct result of information written in a comment. All trademarks, copyrights, and registered names used or cited by this website are the property of their respective owners. I am not responsible for the contents or the reliability of any articles excerpted herein or linked websites and do not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. I cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

Pages

April 2010
M T W T F S S
« Mar   May »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

%d bloggers like this: