Mignon hosted a celebration for her Vietnamese American employees on Thursday, April 30th, the 40th anniversary of the end of the U.S. War with Vietnam. Mignon addressed her longtime employees, saying “You are the backbone and core strength of this company. We would not be here without you. Thank you for being YOU!”
She spoke of a Vietnamese man approaching her for work in 1978. She was impressed with his determination to master new skills and secure a job to support his family. Mignon said she was inspired to host this gathering after she recently watched the PBS series American Experience episode focused on the Vietnam War and the stories of Vietnamese Refugees. The cake basically says “in rememberance of the anniversary, April 30th.” From O’Delice. The food is from Magasin Cafe.