Happy Reunification Day. Happy May Day. And Happy bridge holiday, which is today, which makes for a five day weekend, something unheard of in the United States.

Forty-four years ago tomorrow tanks rolled down the streets of Saigon and the north and the south were reunited after decades of division under the French and then the Americans.

Since then there have been hard times, and good times, and better times. Things are looking up for Vietnam and the long road of war and occupation has finally led into a road of peace and prosperity. May this continue into the coming years.

And May Day. Who needs an introduction to May Day. It’s the workers day.

So Happy holidays, everyone, and see you on the flip side.