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Embrace of S. Vietnam's Flag at Issue

A growing number of states are recognizing the old flag affiliated with South Vietnam.
A growing number of states are recognizing the old flag affiliated with South Vietnam.
Today's standard flag for Vietnam.
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Today's standard flag for Vietnam.

The California state Assembly considers a resolution that would formally recognize the flag of the former Republic of Vietnam in lieu of the current Vietnamese flag, as eight other states have done.

Experts say the trend could create tension amid warming relations between the United States and Vietnam. Robert Siegel talks with Van Tran, a Republican assemblyman from the 68th district.

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Robert Siegel
Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.