Notice anything unusual about the above photo taken at Crossroads in Bellevue this summer?
Maybe most of you don’t, but for an estimated 3 million Vietnamese who fled communism throughout the latter 20th century — that red flag with the yellow star is a symbol of trauma. I explained why in a June 19 column, just before the Seattle City Council was set to vote on a resolution recognizing the “Heritage and Freedom” flag — defined by a yellow background and three horizontal red stripes — as the symbol of the city’s estimated 10,000 Vietnamese residents (out of more than 70,000 statewide).