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  • For Vietnamese, April 30 is a day of many meanings

    WBUR - 04/30/2015

    And at 11 years old in 1978, Van Truong Le arrived in Boston to live with his older brother and sister, and went back to school.

    “We were told Massachusetts had the best schools in the country, so we went in that direction and during those times it was a welcoming state for refugees, for Vietnamese people, and we had some friends who were already in Boston,” he said.

    Van Truong Le was recruited to a private high school. Harvard University followed, as did Northeastern University School of Law. Today he’s a lawyer in Boston and the interim director of VietAid, an organization serving the Vietnamese community in Greater Boston.

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