Gala Program 2004


Viet Heritage Society, Lee's Sandwiches,
Bridgecreek, & Greenberg Traurig, LLP
 
Present

Vietnamese American National Gala

The Inaugural National Celebration of the
Golden Torch Award
 

Honorary Co-Chairs (Invited):

President George Herbert Walker Bush
President William Jefferson Clinton
President Jimmy Earl Carter
Vice President Dick Cheney
First Lady Laura Bush
Secretary Elaine Chao
Secretary Norman Y. Mineta
Ambassador Sichan Siv
Ambassador Raymond F. Burghardt
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN)
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD)
U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL)
U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Congressman Tom Davis (R-VA)
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA)
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA)
Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ)

Honorary Co-Hosts (Invited):

Ms. Kieu Chinh, Actress, Joyluck Club, M.A.S.H
Mr. Viet D. Dinh, Georgetown Law Professor & Former U.S. Assistant Attorney General
Mr. Truc Ho, President, Asia Entertainment
Mr. Frank "Trieu Phat" Jao, President, Bridgecreek Development Co.
Mr. To Lai, President, Thuy Nga/Paris by Night Productions
Mr. Thanh Lam, President, Ba-Le Sandwich & Bakery
Mr. Tony Quang Lam, 1st Elected Official
Mr. Chieu Le, President, Lee's Sandwiches International
Mr. Henry Huong Le, Managing Member, Titanium Pacific Properties
Mr. Van Le, Former Host, Voice of America (VOA)
Mr. Hua Ngo, President, H&N Seafood
Mr. Dustin Nguyen, Actor, VIP, 21 Jump Street, General Hospital
Mr. Khoa Nguyen, 2004 & 2000 Olympian, U.S. Men’s Table Tennis Team
Mr. Dang Pham, Former Director of Bilingual Education for U.S. Department of Education

Host:

Viet Heritage Society
Dr. Ngai Xuan Nguyen, Chairman
Mr. Henry Huong Le, President
Mr. Duc Ngo, Vice President
Mr. Thao Dang, Treasurer
Mr. Khoa D. Do, Secretary
Mr. Victor Duong
Ms. Van Le
Mr. Tuy Le

Founders:

Viet Heritage Society
Mr. Viet Dinh (Washington, D.C.)
Mr. John Quoc Duong (Irvine, California)
Mr. Daniel Duy Hoang (Washington, D.C.)
Mr. Ryan Nguyen Hubris (San Jose, California)
Mr. Frank Jao (Huntington Beach, California)
Mr. Henry Huong Le (San Jose, California)
Mr. Chieu Le (San Jose, California)
Mr. Chau Nguyen (Rockville, Maryland)
Mr. Hung Nguyen (Springfield, Virginia)
Ms. Mina Nguyen (Washington, D.C.)
Mr. Dang Pham (San Jose, California)
Mr. Bao Ky Vu (Atlanta, Georgia)

Gala Program

Master & Mistress of Ceremonies:
 
Ms. Kim Thu Bui, Senior Producer, CNN
Mr. Duc Qui Nguyen, Host, Pacific Time, KQED
 
Presentation of the Colors
 
National Anthem
 
Welcome Remarks
 
Multi-Media Presentation:
A Golden (VANG) Torch for America!
 
Dinner
 
Entertainment
 
Keynote Speaker
Secretary Norman Y. Mineta
U.S. Department of Transportation
 
Slide Presentation of Honorees
 
Awards Presentation
 
Video Closing
A Day in the Life of A Vietnamese American…
 
Dessert Reception
 
 

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