May 19, 2005, in the evening, Viet Nam Foyer restaurant, located in 80 Monge Street, Paris was very crowded. People came here to celebrate birthday of the Great President Ho Chi Minh or Uncle Ho, the first president of Democratic Republic of Vietnam. There was a large portrait of Uncle Ho hanging on the wall of restaurant with a beautiful boutique.
And that night, a lot of Vietnamese people came to Vietnamese club-house to celebrate Uncle Ho’s birthday. Alain Bosquet, a French Congressman sincerely complimented that Ho Chi Minh were a symbol of mildness and equality. He also stressed that Uncle Ho were not only a hero of Vietnamese people but of mankind also and cannot fade away in the mind of people today.
Nguyen Ai Quoc, 1917 in Paris
Nguyen Ai Quoc was addressing in the French Communist Party
The films really had a tremendous impact on the young people. I could see tears on their faces when the show finished.
When visiting History Museum (Le Musée de l Histoire vivante) in Montreuil, Paris, my colleagues and I saw Uncle Ho statue standing solemnly between two clumps of bamboos. And there was a room imitating President Ho’s apartment when he lived at No.9 Compoint Street in France. Especially, the door was brought from that apartment.
We were really touched by the hospitality of Montreuil people. Even though it was not opening – time when we visited the museum, we were welcomed and guided devotedly by the Museum Director.