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Flyover marks observance of Black April at Penn’s Landing

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2022


 A flyover with a huge flag representing the former Republic of Vietnam was the highlight of the annual Black April Commemoration held Saturday April 30th, 2022 at the Vietnamese Heritage & Freedom Flag Monument on The Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial ground, Spruce and Columbus Blvd.  
        The event is was sponsored by the Army of the Republic of Vietnam Air Force Association. This year marks the 47th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon.  It has always been a solemn observance to honor the millions of Vietnamese and some 58 thousand members of the U.S. armed forces who died during the Vietnam War.  

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“Black April” Commemoration Held April 30 at the Memorial

Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2022

The Vietnamese Community of Philadelphia will be holding their annual Black April Commemoration of the fall of Saigon, nearly 50 years ago,on Saturday, April 30 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag Monument adjacent to the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Penn’s Landing.

The commemoration is being sponsored by the RVN Air Force Veterans Association PA.NJ and DE, which plans to conduct a flyoverduring the event.

The Monument was erected by the Vietnamese community to honor the joint sacrifice of Allied Forces (US and Vietnamese) during the Vietnam War.

This year marks the 47th anniversary the Fall of Saigon.  It has always been a solemn observance to honor the millions of Vietnamese and more than 58,000 members of the U.S. armed forces who died during the Vietnam War.

Parking is provided by the city for the event. For more information, please contact Dr. Anh Ly, PVVM board member and liaison to the Vietnamese community at alydmd@aol.com  

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