Third Annual Vietnamese Heritage Festival


WHEREAS, the Washington, D.C., chapter of the National Organization for Vietnamese-American Leadership (NOVAL-DC) is dedicated to developing the future generation of leaders and preserving Vietnamese culture in the greater Washington, D.C., area; and

WHEREAS, NOVAL-DC provides its members with the opportunity to exchange professional skills, ultimately strengthening the region’s Vietnamese-American community; and

WHEREAS, on August 16-17, 2014, NOVAL-DC will host the third annual Vietnamese Heritage Festival known as the VietFest, which will take place at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton; and

WHEREAS, the VietFest offers an array of attractions, including authentic Vietnamese cuisine, musical performances, youth events, contests, and carnival games; and

WHEREAS, the VietFest is an opportunity to celebrate Virginia’s thousands of Vietnamese-Americans, whose abilities and contributions strengthen Virginia’s economy, enrich Virginia’s diverse culture, and invigorate Virginia’s communities;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize August 16-17, 2014, as the THIRD ANNUAL VIETNAMESE HERITAGE FESTIVAL in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.