Ohio Revised Code - GENERAL PROVISIONS - Chapter 5: STATE INSIGNIA; SEALS; HOLIDAYS: 5.2238 Heritage and freedom flag of the former republic of Vietnam day.
The twenty-ninth day of April is designated as "Heritage and Freedom Flag of the Former Republic of Vietnam Day" in honor of the heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. (Effective Date: 2008 HB55 08-14-2008)
The flag was used by Emperor Bao Dai in 1948. It was the flag of the former State of Vietnam (the French-controlled areas in both Northern and Southern Vietnam) from 1949 to 1955 and later of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) from 1955 until April 30, 1975 when the south unconditionally surrendered to the north, where it was officially joined in a unified Vietnam a year later. The flag consists of a yellow field and three horizontal red stripes and can be explained as either symbolizing the unifying blood running through northern, central, and southern Vietnam, or as representing the symbol for "south" (as in, south from China), in Daoist trigrams.
It is still used by some Vietnamese immigrants now living in other countries. From February 2003 to January 2006, in the United States, nine states, three counties and 76 cities have adopted resolutions to recognizing the yellow flag as the "Vietnamese Heritage & Freedom Flag".
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