Dear Franklin-McKinley community,
Every year we commemorate Black April with activities at FMSD, recognizing the impact of the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975. This event represents a dark chapter in the history of Vietnam and is referred to as “Black April” by the overseas Vietnamese communities, including our Vietnamese American neighbors right here in San José. This year, in remembrance of the 47th Anniversary of Black April, we held a special event at Windmill Springs Elementary School, which offers a Vietnamese Dual Language Immersion Program.
We honor the resiliency of Vietnamese communities, and we recognize their contributions to society. Thank you to everyone who participated in this commemoration of Black April at FMSD.