Today was an amazing day. I got the chance to speak at Timbercrest Jr. High school Veterans Day assembly and then off to PeaceTrees Vietnam 20th year anniversary. Any chance I get, I love sharing stories with young adults. Today's message was on compassion, courage, bravery, and team work -- fitting for any Veterans Day talk. I want to thank event coordinators Jay Stookey, Brigitte Wheeler, Principal Joe Mismas, and the leadership class of 8th and 9th grade. I want to also thank Hunter for helping me out with my laptop and Derek Thompson for traveling with me and supporting me. Thanks you guys for your patience and understanding on the technical difficulties today. Below is the video presentation I wanted to give ;-)
Miki is a renowned motivational speaker and author. He appeared in the 2015 Oscar nominated film "The Last Days in Vietnam" directed and produced by Rory Kennedy, the youngest daughter of Robert F. Kennedy. He often speaks to others on the ways in which they can better their lives. His history is well documented in the documentary that shares the amazing story of his father Ba Van Nguyen and his bravery during the last few days in the Fall of Saigon. His message is one of enlightenment and courage. Miki has overcome many obstacles as he and his family worked hard to create a life in the United States while their homeland was being torn apart. Through his father’s example of courage and commitment to a better life for his family Miki is inspired to be the best he can be and be of service to others by sharing his and his family’s experiences in an effort to give hope to all refugees who take the enormous risks of leaving everything behind in hopes of a better life.
Miki is available for speaking engagements on a number of topics and also has a new book to be published soon that will offer instruction and inspiration through the recanting of his life and his experiences in this extraordinary world we all call home. For more information visit http://www.mikinguyen.com