(September 2, 2012) – Today, September 2, 2012 is independence day in Vietnam. It was on this day in 1945 that president Ho Chi Minh read his Declaration of Independence in Ba Dinh square in Hanoi. The speech (this link will bring you to a translated version in English), included here, began with, “All men are created equal. They are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness”.
Here is that speech:
Like almost everyone else in Vietnam, Footprint Vietnam Travel is off for the weekend and on Monday. We will be taking advantage of the long weekend to spend some quality time with our families. However, if you need us, we will be checking our emails!