share your vietnamese journey with cnn

As you probably know, last week marked the 35th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. In the aftermath, hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese fled the country and settled throughout the world, including the United States.

Maybe that includes you. Does your family have a story to share? CNN iReport has put a call out for stories about the Vietnamese experience after the Fall of Saigon: Your Vietnamese journey .

Because many documents were lost or detroyed after the war, there is little documentation on the exodus of boat people refugees from Vietnam. Groups like the Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation are making an effort to preserve that part of history by collecting oral histories and organizing online groups to collect photos.

If your family left Vietnam after the war, CNN.com wants to hear about your journey. How did your family leave Vietnam and where did they settle? Share photos and video of your family’s experience making a new life in a new country.

The deadline to submit your story is Friday, May 14. For more information, go to the CNN iReport website here.

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