VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL
This is the image of American and Vietnamese fighters
Who fought the common enemy side by side
For the cause of FREEDOM all over the world,
Setting a heroic example to last forever with pride.
To prevent the Reds from sowing suffering
And creating dolor, bereavement, yoke, thrall,
Our soldiers died for us to survive.
Could we have the heart to ignore them all?
The initiatives to erect the memorial
To eternally memorize those divine
Are worthy of our honoring, supporting
And contributing to the construction so fine.
To admire the two American and Vietnamese flags
Of Freedom and Democracy proudly fly, how nice!
And the image of American and Vietnamese warriors
Is the symbol of such sublime sacrifice...
Vietnamese poem by TỪ PHONG
English translation by THANH-THANH