The boat people have taught us much about life: courage, grit, stamina, hard work, suffering, dedication, and the victory of the human spirit.
In the 1970s my family sponsored one such family from Vietnam - they had escaped with their lives - just barely. A mother and father with their young children, the Chung family.
God bless them all - living and deceased. And may the citizens of Vietnam be free forever. Amen.