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New Little Saigon monument sign honors Vietnamese community

Posted on January 26, 2024

A stone and concrete sign that says "Little Saigon, City of Santa Ana."

The City of Santa Ana was proud to unveil a new Little Saigon monument sign on Friday, January 26, 2024. The sign, located on a median on West 1st Street just west of Harbor Boulevard, honors the important contributions of the Vietnamese community to Santa Ana. It also provides an entry point into the Little Saigon area of Santa Ana and neighboring cities, replacing a similar monument that was damaged by a car crash in 2008.

The event was enjoyed by a large crowd of community members, Santa Ana Public Works Executive Director Nabil Saba with City staff, and numerous elected officials representing Santa Ana and beyond. Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Thai Viet Phan, Councilmember Benjamin Vazquez, Councilmember Jessie Lopez, Councilmember Phil Bacerra, and Councilmember David Penaloza all joined in the unveiling. Also joining in the event were Congressman Lou Correa, State Senator Tom Umberg, Assemblymember Avelino Valencia, Orange County Supervisor Vicente Sarmiento, Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen, and Westminster Mayor Chi Charlie Nguyen, along with every member of the Westminster City Council.

This ceremony also kicked off Lunar New Year celebrations as we prepare to host our inaugural Tết Festival on February 3 at Centennial Park. We invite everyone to join us at the Tết Festival, visit the restaurants and other businesses in Little Saigon, and join us in celebrating Santa Ana and Orange County’s Vietnamese heritage!
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