This collection includes the documentation of public memorials built by diasporic Vietnamese communities in order to commemorate the struggles of the self-described "boat people" of the Indochinese exodus beginning in the late 1970s.

Collection Items

Memorial, United States, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Three Servicemen
Bronze statues of three men—one white, one black, and one intended to represent all other ethnic groups in the country—are all in uniform, carrying weapons.

Memorial, Australia, Melbourne, Footscray, Saigon Welcome Arch
A Saigon Welcome Arch memorial commemorates arrival of Vietnamese in Australia.

Memorial, USA, Houston
The memorial depicts statues of a Vietnamese refugee family in honor and remembrance of the experiences of those who fled Vietnam.

Memorial, Canada, Montreal, Le Repos Saint-François d'Assise
The memorial is located at the Cimetière Le Repos Saint-François d’Assise. It represents an ARVN soldier and commemorates the killed soldiers of the Republic of Vietnam, from 1954 to 1975 and the Vietnamese Boat People perished at sea.

Memorial, Philippines, Bataan, Vietnamese Memorial Park
Plaque listing names of overseas Vietnamese and wooden entrance marking the Vietnamese Memorial Park entrance.

Memorial, USA, San Jose, Viet Museum
Boat replica memorial and monument of gratitude located at the Viet Museum or the Museum of the Boat People & the Republic of Vietnam. This is a museum focused on the experience of Vietnamese Americans and their journey from Vietnam to the United…

Memorial, Canada, Calgary [in progress]
The Journey to Freedom Park and monument will be built at the gateway to International Avenue in southeast Calgary, will commemorate the Vietnamese people will lost their lives while fleeing Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos in the years following the…

Memorial, Canada, Vancouver, McAuley Park
Bronze sculpture commemorates the Vietnamese boat people who sought freedom, democracy and safety in Canada.

Memorial, Canada, Mississauga
Monument; description of the building process is available here

Memorial, Canada, Ottowa, Plouffe Park
Monument titled "Refugee Mother and Child." According to the sculptor, this was the first memorial in the world dedicated to the Vietnamese Boat People. It was installed on April 30, 1995 for the City of Ottawa, Canada and located in the park at the…
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