WHEREAS, September 18, 2016 marks the 28h annual Trung Thu Children’s Festival; and
WHEREAS, many Vietnamese-Americans live in Arlington and the Washington Metropolitan area, and come from all avenues of life, adding to the rich cultural diversity we enjoy in this county; and
WHEREAS, Trung Thu Children’s Festival celebration offers an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the diversity of Arlington and to applaud the common themes of family and community that unite us; and
WHEREAS, we, as a community are proud of the cultural enrichment brought by Vietnamese-Americans who are an important and active part of our community.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Libby Garvey, Chair of the County Board of Arlington, Virginia, do hereby proclaim September 18, 2016, as
TRUNG THU CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL DAY
in Arlington County and urge all citizens to support this celebration of the heritage of our Vietnamese-American residents.
Libby Garvey, Chair