It was a special day for me to attend PeaceTrees Vietnam - 20th Anniversary Luncheon (day before Veterans day). I met so many inspirational individuals and supporters. Thank you Claire, and Jerilyn for the invitation. Great to see my friends from Vietnamese Friendship Association (Michelle, Carl, Kristina, Elise and Thu), as well as Thoa Nguyen and Thanh Tan. The event honored 20 years of working alongside communities in central Vietnam (Quang Tri Province), building trust and cooperation, sponsoring the safe clearance of unexploded ordnance, and returning the land to a safe environment. Amazing people with big hearts!
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